Journal article

Shadow systems in assessment: how supervisors make progress decisions in practice

Damian J Castanelli, Jennifer M Weller, Elizabeth Molloy, Margaret Bearman

ADVANCES IN HEALTH SCIENCES EDUCATION | SPRINGER | Published : 2020

Abstract

Medical educators are tasked with decisions on trainee progression and credentialing for independent clinical practice, which requires robust evidence from workplace-based assessment. It is unclear how the current promotion of workplace-based assessment as a pedagogical approach to promote learning has impacted this use of assessments for decision-making; meeting both these purposes may present unforeseen challenges. In this study we explored how supervisors make decisions on trainee progress in practice. We conducted semi-structured interviews with 19 supervisors of postgraduate anesthesia training across Australia and New Zealand and undertook thematic analysis of the transcripts. Supervis..

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