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Competency based surgical training

Journal: International Surgery Journal (Vol.1, No. 3)

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Page : 116-122

Keywords : Competency-based training; Work-based assessments; European working time directives; Assessments;

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With the implementation of the European working time directive and the "new deal" document in the NHS; not only led to a shorter duration of training but also increased the workload intensity on trainee doctors. This leads to a reduced opportunity for personal reflection and feedback from colleagues i.e., consultants, registrars, and fellow senior house officers that leading to a shift from the traditional experiential learning to competency-based training, where various workplace-based assessments (WBAs) tools are used. This article is about the use of WBAs in improving trainee doctor's competence and workplace performance; explore why they are so unpopular amongst both trainees and trainers and what can be done to improve their work based learning.

Last modified: 2014-12-19 00:29:29