Ingham, G and Morgan, S and Kinsman, L and Fry, J, Are GP supervisors confident they can assess registrar competence and safety, and what methods do they use?, Australian Family Physician, 44, (4) pp. 236-240. ISSN 0300-8495 (2015) [Refereed Article]
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Methods: All supervisors attending a regional training provider’s annual education workshop were surveyed about their overall confidence in assessing the safety of their registrars’ patients, their registrars’ competence across the five RACGP domains of general practice and supervision methods used.
Results: Of 84 supervisors, 92.8% expressed overall confidence in their ability to assess their registrars’ competence and 10.7% were totally confident. Consultation observation and audit techniques were infrequently used in their assessments.
Discussion: Supervisors reported confidence in their ability to assess their registrars’ competence, suggesting readiness for outcomesbased standards. The low frequency of using supervision methods considered more effective in targeting registrars’ ‘unknown unknowns’ and the reduction in confidence with greater experiences as a supervisor raises concerns about the accuracy of this self-assessment.
|Item Type:||Refereed Article|
|Keywords:||general practice, education, medical, competency based education|
|Research Division:||Health Sciences|
|Research Group:||Health services and systems|
|Research Field:||Health services and systems not elsewhere classified|
|Objective Group:||Clinical health|
|Objective Field:||Diagnosis of human diseases and conditions|
|UTAS Author:||Kinsman, L (Professor Leigh Kinsman)|
|Web of Science® Times Cited:||4|
|Deposited By:||Health Sciences|
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