A BEME systematic review of the use of workplace-based assessment in identifying and remediating poor performance among postgraduate medical trainees

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Protocol: A BEME (Best Evidence Medical Education) systematic review of the use of workplace-based assessment in identifying and re-mediating poor performance among postgraduate medical trainees

Aileen Barrett, Rose Galvin, Yvonne Steinert, Albert Scherpbier, Ann O’Shaughnessy, Mary Horgan, Tanya Horsley

This review aims to explore the impact - or effectiveness - of workplace-based assessment on the identification of poor performance and to determine those conditions that support and enable detection, i.e. whether by routine or targeted use where poor performance is suspected. The review also aims to explore what effect (if any) the use of workplace-based assessment may have on remediation or on changing clinical practice. 

This review was published in the Journal of Systematic Reviews in November 2014.