Evaluation of Work Place Based Assessment implementation in Postgraduate medical education at a Medical University in Bhutan
Introduction: The Postgraduate Medical Education has witnessed transition from traditional cognitive based to more competency-based learning globally. Khesar Gyalpo University of Medical sciences of Bhutan introduced Competency Based Medical Education (CBME) through implementation of work place-based assessment (WPBA) in June 2018. The primary objective of this initiative was to produce specialist of highest quality and cultivate competency and outcome based, yet learner centered curricula.
Methods: The evaluation was conducted in June, 2019. The mixed methods of data collection techniques were utilized such as survey, interview, and review of the documents and focus group discussion. It was to provide understanding of local challenges and needs in implementation of WPBA.
Results: A total of 90% of the faculty members and 40% of administrators evaluated were aware of the implementation of WPBA. Majority of the faculty felt that WPBA is beneficial to both faculty and the residents and all residents felt that it’s beneficial in terms of learning. OBGYN residents have been exposed to maximum numbers of WPBA at 20. The maximum numbers of WPBA activities were performed by residents of general practice department which stood at 56. Lack of time as hindrance of practice of WPBA was implicated by 28% of the faculty and 61% residents.
Conclusions: Despite WPBA being implemented for a short duration there is a high level of awareness and acceptability among both the residents and faculties as an effective teaching and learning tool.
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