Objective Structure Clinical Examination (OSCE)
OSCEs assess clinical skills using standardized simulated clinical scenarios. Students perform specific clinical tasks such as history-taking, physical examination or counselling, reflective of an appropriate level of skill development. A pre-set number of summative OSCE stations are required to be passed to pass the OSCE. Formative OSCEs for practice and learning are also offered; students are required to complete these.
Students attend scheduled small group sessions to discuss and reflect upon designated topics and submit a variety of portfolio artifacts. Artifacts may include narrative assignments, reflections, critiques, etc. To pass a course, submitted assignments must meet designated criteria.
Workplace Based Assessment (WBA)
Multiple observations of student’s knowledge, skills and behaviour in the workplace are conducted iteratively in each course. Narrative feedback and suggestions for improvement are built into WBA. Students must achieve the Course Learning Outcomes assessed by WBA to pass a course.
Course Written Exams are based on multiple choice questions. Their purpose is to assess applied knowledge related to the learning objectives in a course. Students must achieve a minimum cumulative score of 60% across all course written exams to pass the course.
Progress Tests are based multiple choice questions which are set at exit (graduate) competency level. These exams are usually taken twice per year across all four years as an assessment for learning. Progress tests allow students to track their progress in the use of applied knowledge over time. Student must complete all progress tests.
- In Training Evaluation Reports (ITERs) (Royal College)
- In Training Assessment Reports (ITARs) (Family Medicine)
- EPAs (Royal College)
- Field Notes (Family Medicine)
- Multi-source feedback on the Resident’s performance from faculty including Allied Health professionals
- National/International In-training Exams
- Written exams
- Oral exams
- CEX (Clinical Evaluation Exercise)/mini CEX
- Research done by the Resident
- Feedback from Resident presentations