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Systematic review of workplace-based assessments in psychiatry: surgical dissection and recommendations for improvement

  • Kanchan Sugand (a1), Swapnil Palod (a1), Kalu Olua (a1), Satyajit Saha (a1), Asim Naeem (a2), Samina Matin (a2) and Mary Howlett (a2)...
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Recent surveys have highlighted widespread criticisms of the use of workplace-based assessments (WPBAs) in psychiatric training. We describe our systematic review of psychiatric WPBAs, including a ‘surgical dissection’ of their format and process. From our review, we identified seven overarching WPBA themes, and have drawn on these to make further recommendations to strengthen the wider acceptability of WPBAs in psychiatric settings. We hope this will encourage further debate on ways of improving these tools, rather than them becoming side-lined as ‘top-down’ tick-box exercises.

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This is an Open Access article, distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/), which permits unrestricted re-use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
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Asim Naeem (anaeem@sgul.ac.uk)
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A.N., S.M. and M.H. are MRCPsych CASC examiners.

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Systematic review of workplace-based assessments in psychiatry: surgical dissection and recommendations for improvement

  • Kanchan Sugand (a1), Swapnil Palod (a1), Kalu Olua (a1), Satyajit Saha (a1), Asim Naeem (a2), Samina Matin (a2) and Mary Howlett (a2)...
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