What is Multi-Source Feedback?

August 31st, 2016

Multi-source feedback uses standardized questionnaires to gather data from multiple observers across a range of CanMEDS-PA Roles. Physician assistants are provided with a summary of their performance across a set of behaviours in relation to their peers. Feedback provides an… Read more »

What is Direct Observation?

August 31st, 2016

Direct observation uses supervisors, colleagues or peers to observe a PA performing a regular professional activity to identify whether specific behaviours or competences were demonstrated. The observer provides feedback to the PA on what was, or was not, observed in… Read more »

What is Feedback on Teaching?

August 31st, 2016

Summaries or compilations of evaluations of teaching completed by students, residents, physicians, PAs or health professionals provide physician assistant educators evidence related to the effectiveness and impact of teaching. Reviewing these evaluations provides opportunities to identify areas for improvement within… Read more »

What is an Annual Performance Review?

August 31st, 2016

Annual reviews provide physician assistants with an opportunity to reflect on past performance goals and establish plans for the coming year. Use the feedback provided by supervising physicians, peers, department/division chairs or chiefs of staff to set new goals or… Read more »

What is Practice Assessment?

August 31st, 2016

Practice assessment is a comprehensive approach to reviewing a physician assistants’ practice to assess adherence to established professional practice standards across multiple CanMEDS-PA roles using multiple assessment strategies. Practice assessments are completed by trained peer assessors and may integrate a… Read more »

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