This project was a scoping review of definitions of professional competence and utility of administrative compliance within the context of helping to inform development GP Synergy’s approach to programmatic assessment, it consisted of two parts:
Part 1: To conduct a scoping review of the literature to explore:
- global definitions of ‘the professionally competent doctor’
- potential means of assessing domains of professional and clinical competence.
Part 2: To explore administrative compliance as a pragmatic proxy marker of professionalism, with view to:
- evaluating and synthesising the evidence base supporting the use of administrative compliance metrics as proxy measures of professionalism, as well as predictors of future exam performance
- identifying and refining a list of administrative tasks currently performed by GP Synergy registrars that may serve as appropriate markers of administrative compliance
- investigating the feasibility of incorporating markers of administrative compliance as a proxy measure of professionalism within GP Synergy’s current operational structure and programmatic assessment.