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Appraisal makes for effective revalidation (official)

BMJ 2003; 327 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.327.7407.161 (Published 17 July 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:161
  1. Richard E Wakeford, fellow (rew5@cam.ac.uk)
  1. Hughes Hall, University of Cambridge, Cambridge CB1 2EW

    EDITOR—The General Medical Council recently held a “stakeholders' conference” on the revalidation of doctors, at which participants reportedly went along with the educationally improbable proposition that formative assessments (“appraisals”) can be summated to provide robust formal revalidation decisions: “five satisfactory appraisals equals revalidation.”1

    Now, reminiscent of the Vatican's 17th …

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