In-training assessment (ITA) of trainees in anaesthesiology is an essential part of the trainees’ education and development. ITA is a formative assessment and will complement other methods of evaluation, such as examination. ITA will focus on trainees’ professional competent practice on three domains: clinical skills, attitudes and behaviour.
Process and Methods of Assessment
The ITA will be undertaken by the College designated specialist trainers and the College Supervisor of Training in at least 6 monthly during the period of clinical anaesthesia training (or shorter if there is a change in hospital rotation). There are 2 ITA forms designed for specialist trainers and SOTs:
ITA Form for Trainers
ITA Form for SOTs
Both ITA forms are required to document and sign that the assessments have been completed in good faith.
Trainees are required to have completed ITA satisfactory before allowed to attempt the final fellowship examination or Exit Assessment. Hence, trainees who experience difficulty are encouraged to discuss with the College SOT so that remedial strategies can be established. Examples of remedial strategies include:
Trainees with an unsatisfactory individual ITA must be monitored and reassessed at a later stage; and formal documentation of the ITA and remedial strategies are required. The Board of Education shall be notified for any trainee whose performance is consistently below acceptable level (two or more unsatisfactory ITAs) and a number of actions may be considered included but not limit to:
Trainee with unsatisfactory ITA who has any dispute of the ITA can appeal to the College or the Hong Kong Academy of Medicine.
In Training Assessment Form (The form should be signed by the SOT of the training hospital during the training period)
Enquiry: Email to Chairman of Board of Education