New Covid-19 updates for trainers, tutors and trainees
The education of GP trainees and core medical trainees has been of great concern for many over the pandemic. In response the RCGP and MRCPUK have updated their Clinical Skills Assessment (CSA) and Practical Assessment of Clinical Examination Skills (PACES) exams, respectively. These have been redesigned in response to social distancing requirements. They also aim to prepare trainees for the new world of remote consultations.
It is reassuring to see that the Royal Colleges are ensuring that trainees are appropriately examined for the skills that they will need to provide safe and effective consultations, in all its forms.
Details of the CSA Recorded Consultation Assessment (RCA) can be found here.
Details of the PACES remote cases can be found here.
Arc Health have produced a free RCA video course in partnership with RCGP Wessex.