Assessment of surgical skills of trainees in the UK.

@article{Beard2008AssessmentOS,
  title={Assessment of surgical skills of trainees in the UK.},
  author={Jonathan D. Beard},
  journal={Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England},
  year={2008},
  volume={90 4},
  pages={282-5}
}
Surgical training and assessment in the UK has been criticised in the past for lacking transparency, reliability and validity. The new Intercollegiate Surgical Curriculum Programme (ISCP) has a well-defined, competence-based syllabus and a system of workplace-based assessments and examinations that map to the syllabus. The main aims of workplace-based assessment are to aid learning through objective feedback and to provide evidence that the competencies required to progress to the next level of… CONTINUE READING

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