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Workplace assessment in crisis? The way forward

  • Denis O'Leary (a1), Hasanan Al-Taiar (a1), Nicholas Brown (a1), Tomasz Bajorek (a2), Marjan Ghazirad (a3) and Farshad Shaddel (a3)...
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A recent Royal College of Physicians' study on assessment raises serious questions for workplace assessment. To address these, a system is recommended that bridges the gap from competence to performance and integrates supervised learning events (SLEs) that are formative in purpose with summative assessment of performance by entrustable professional activities (EPAs).

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This is an open-access article published by the Royal College of Psychiatrists and distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
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Correspondence to Denis O'Leary (denis.oleary@msd.ox.ac.uk)
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Workplace assessment in crisis? The way forward

  • Denis O'Leary (a1), Hasanan Al-Taiar (a1), Nicholas Brown (a1), Tomasz Bajorek (a2), Marjan Ghazirad (a3) and Farshad Shaddel (a3)...
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