Quality assuring the clinical and professional skills assessment (CPSA)

  1. Quality assuring the clinical and professional skills assessment CPSA
  2. Supporting medical schools

The CPSA requirements reflect what we have learnt from medical schools and other assessment experts since the original draft was shared with medical schools in June 2018. In particular, they’ve been informed by our discussions with medical schools between March and July 2019. More details about the key themes from this feedback can be found in the thematic report of the CPSA meetings.

We’ll now work with experts to test the criteria that we’re proposing to use to decide whether schools are meeting the CPSA requirements as part of our quality assurance (QA) process. 

We’ll pilot the QA processes and the CPSA requirements with a proportionate sample of medical schools. And we’ll make sure all schools are kept up to date with developments. 

We expect to publish the final version of the CPSA requirements, and full details of how the QA process will work, by the middle of 2020.