Summative assessment in general practice

BMJ 1996; 313 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.313.7071.1556 (Published 14 December 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;313:1556

Scheme is essential to protect public and train doctors to required standard

  1. L M Campbell,
  2. J R M Lough,
  3. T S Murray
  1. Assistant adviser (assessment) Assistant adviser (audit) Regional adviser in general practice West of Scotland Medical Education Board, Glasgow G12 9LX

    EDITOR,—We were pleased to see the subheading “Much to learn from new scheme” in Douglas Carnall's editorial on summative assessment in general practice.1 However, several of Carnall's statements require correction and others require challenge. Firstly, the practical work on which registrars will have to submit a written report must be an audit, and the method developed by our team has now been shown to be valid and reliable.2 3 The scheme has been running in the west of …

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