1. Who can be a WBA assessor?
Any staff specialist/VMO/GP VMO
Any fellow/Advanced trainee/CMO who has maintained general registration for >4 years .
2. Calibration of assessors
An AMC requirement for Workplace Based Assessment is that all assessors attend an initial 2-hour assessor calibration session. This can be attended in person or virtually.
We provide an overview of the program and then there is peer review of calibration videos.
At the end of the calibration we will sign you up for H.Prime (Online platform used for assessments), get vendor information from you for honorariums.
3. How are assessments allocated?
You and the candidate will review an email from WBA office via H.Prime outline the type of assessment (Mini CEX or CBD), the candidate details and the time period for completion of the assessment.
4. How long does an assessment take?
Mini CEX: they take roughly 45min, as you have to find and consent the patient for the assessment prior to commencement of the assessment. The time spent with the candidate is approx. 30mins.
CBD: roughly 30-40mins for reviewing of patient notes and discussion with the candidate.
We pay our assessors a small honorarium/assessment as a token of appreciation.
Recalibration is required every 2 years. This entails a 45 minute video that we ask you to watch which will include any updates that have occurred during this time.