Quality assuring the clinical and professional skills assessment (CPSA)

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

Our CPSA requirements reflect what we have learnt from medical schools and other assessment experts since the original draft was shared with them in June 2018. They’ve also 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’re now working with experts to test the criteria we propose to use in deciding whether schools meet the CPSA requirements as part of our quality assurance (QA) process.

We’ve begun to 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.

The final version of our CPSA requirements, and full details of how the QA process will work, will be published soon.