Journal article

In-training assessments: 'The difficulty is trying to balance reality and really tell the truth'

Catherine E Scarff, Robert M Corderoy, Margaret Bearman

AUSTRALASIAN JOURNAL OF DERMATOLOGY | WILEY | Published : 2018

Abstract

BACKGROUND: In-training assessments (ITA) aim to evaluate trainees' progress and give valuable feedback on their performance. Many factors can affect supervisors during their completion of assessments and these can influence the final results recorded. METHODS: This is the second part of a study of supervisors of the Australasian College of Dermatologists (ACD) and presents the qualitative data on their opinions of the ACD ITA process and the influences on their ITA ratings. RESULTS: Supervisors noted the benefits of this assessment tool, together with many limitations. Potential influences upon supervisor ratings included the relationship between the supervisor and trainee and the level of ..

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