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The Assessment Department of The Royal College of Pathologists is responsible for:

• managing the continuous development, implementation and evaluation of workplace-based
assessments for medical and clinical scientist trainees
• managing the Learning Environment for Pathology Trainees (LEPT) system, an online record of learning (accessible at on which all workplace-based assessments for medical trainees are recorded.

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Workplace-based assessment (WPBA)
Workplace-based assessment is an essential and significant element of specialist medical training. Workplace-based assessment is the assessment of a trainee’s professional skills and attitude and will provide evidence of appropriate everyday clinical competences. The Royal College of Pathologists supports and is fully committed to the development and implementation of workplace-based assessment as standard practice, initially in these four pathology specialties: chemical pathology, histopathology, medical microbiology and virology.

Evaluation of workplace-based assessments and year 1 assessments (login required)
This report summarises a significant quality assurance analysis of the College’s data for the years 2007-08 and 2008-09 in workplace-based assessment and year 1 assessments (OSPE).

For general queries regarding the work of the Assessment Department, please contact:

Sandra Dewar
Assessment Manager
Tel: 020 7451 6765


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