Get through MRCGP Clinical Skills Assessment Second edition Ebook PDF
Get through MRCGP Clinical Skills Assessment Second edition Ebook PDF Formal examinations have come under increasing scrutiny now that it is
acknowledged that assessment on performance in the workplace – i.e. what a doctor actually does – is the gold standard to aim for. The MRCGP UK is no
exception. There is now considerable emphasis on the e-portfolio of workplace-
based assessment tasks that need to be completed throughout GP specialty training, supported by discussion and formative review with your trainer.
So why have an examination as well? The reasons are perhaps self-evident. We
cannot yet be assured that assessments of performance are robust. The range of
cases covered using the workplace-based tools will vary widely across different placements. The challenge of the tasks will differ, as will the quality of judgements made by assessors.
From the patient’s perspective, the e-portfolio alone cannot
assure a licensing body that the training curriculum has been covered. Yet
candidates in the past have not always felt that their trainer has been fair. This can be difficult in the one-to-one supervision offered by general practice. Inevitably, examinations must stay. If approached in the right way, they offer a positive opportunity to consolidate the skills learned through consistent practice during training and through regular contact with patients.