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.
- PHRO, pre-registration house officer
- CSF, clinical skills facilitator
- DOP, directly observed procedure
- mini-CEX, mini clinical evaluation examination
- medical education
- trainee doctors
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↵* 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.