Training in the MMC Era: Procedure-Based Assessments textendash the Parents' Perspective

R M Nataraja, SC Blackburn Department, D Rawat, E Benjamin, MJ Haddad Department, D P Drake, SA Clarke

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The recent implementation of Modernising Medical Careers (MMC) has had a significant impact on the way that both medical and surgical trainees in the UK are trained and clinically or technically assessed. The aim of MMC is 'to drive up the quality of care for patients through reform and improvement in postgraduate medical education and training'. Surgical training has also been affected by the final stage of the implementation of the European Working Time Regulations. One of the primary changes in MMC has been the introduction of a formal assessment system of the trainees. The new system was initiated to progress towards more competency-based training rather than the total time spent in training. The trainee's progress in achieving clinical and technical competencies is assessed, as is the quality of the trainee and the training he or she receives.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-3
Number of pages3
JournalBulletin of the Royal College of Surgeons of England
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2011
Externally publishedYes

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