Postgrad Med J 82:285-288 doi:10.1136/pgmj.2005.040477
  • Short report

Practical experience of using directly observed procedures, mini clinical evaluation examinations, and peer observation in pre-registration house officer (FY1) trainees

  1. A Morris1,
  2. J Hewitt2,
  3. C M Roberts2
  1. 1Directorate of Critical Care, Whipps Cross University Hospital, London, UK
  2. 2Department of Medical Education, Whipps Cross University Hospital
  1. Correspondence to:
 Dr A Morris
 Intensive Care Unit, Whipps Cross University Hospital, Whipps Cross Road, Leytonstone, London E11 1NR, UK; andy.morris{at}
  • Received 17 August 2005
  • Accepted 15 November 2005


This paper describes an eight month experience with three of the four main assessment tools that will be used to validate the successful completion of the FY1 placement. The practical issues around the implementation of these new tools is of great concern to all involved in the management of postgraduate training and it is hoped that this paper will contribute some of the practical elements so far unavailable from Department of Health sources.


  • * Katharine Boursicot, senior lecturer in medical education, Clinical, Communication and Learning Skills Unit, St Bartholomew’s and The London School of Medicine, Queen Mary, University of London.

  • Funding: none.