The workplace-based assessment (WBA) for international medical graduate specialists (IMGS) is one component of assessment for those international medical graduate specialists assessed at the structured interview as being substantially comparable with a specialist who holds fellowship of ANZCA. The IMGS WBA will normally take place in the final three months of the required period of clinical practice assessment (CPA).
The IMGS WBA is performed by two Fellows of ANZCA, at least one of whom will be registered within the applicant's region of practice. The assessment aims to assess the applicant’s clinical skills and specialist attributes.
The objective of the workplace-based assessment is: ‘To assess professional performance with regard to the standard that would be reasonably expected of a Fellow of ANZCA at a comparable stage of his/her career’
The IMGS workplace-based assessment will include:
- A preliminary interview.
- An assessment of 20 anaesthesia records.
- Observation of clinical practice.
- Multi-source staff interviews.
- Case-based discussions.
- IMGS' portfolio review, which includes a collection of relevant documents such as the position description, curriculum vitae, CPD and quality assurance activities, CPA reports and courses such as EMAC.
- An end-of-assessment interview.
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