Assessment

During the training program, you will need to complete assessment tasks in addition to the Part 1 and Part 2 examinations.

You will submit assessments through the Trainee Information System (TIMS).

Project 1 is a major assessment exercise that must be completed by the end of the third year of training. Examples of suitable projects include:

  • A case series
  • A clinical audit
  • A critical appraisal of published literature.

You must submit your proposal for Project 1 by the end of Year 2, and submit the project by the end of Year 3.

Project 2 is a major assessment exercise that must be completed by the 54th month of training (full-time training). It can be an extension of Project 1 (if approved), and can be a collaborative assessment of up to three trainees.

Project 2 can be assessed as:

  • A peer reviewed journal manuscript
  • A dissertation
  • An oral presentation
  • A poster presentation.

A case report is not acceptable.

You must submit your proposal for Project 2 by the end of Year 4, and submit the project by the by 54th month of training (full-time training).

The Director of Training Assessment (DoT Assessment) is a meeting between you and your Director of Training (DoT) to review your performance and progress on a 6 monthly basis.

A Multi-Source Feedback is an assessment of your behaviour, interactions and skills by a number of professionals who have direct interaction with you in the workplace.

The Mini-individual Patient Exercise is an oral assessment designed to assess your skills in interpreting diagnostic medical images for an individual patient, with rapid feedback. It occurs twice in each of Years 1 to 4.

Mini-individual Patient Exercise Form

The DOPS assessment focuses on the core skills required to undertake a clinical practical procedure.

It occurs twice in each of Years 1 to 4, and four times in Year 5.

Direct Observation of Procedural Skills Form

You are expected to meet the minimum requirements specified for each of the experiential training requirements. Your training site/network is expected to make every effort to ensure that your roster accommodates these training requirements.

Logbook Requirements

Requirements for the specific logbooks (Angiographic and Interventional, Obstetrics & Gynaecological Ultrasound and Paediatrics and Neonate Ultrasound), must be completed in addition to meeting the experiential training requirements.

The Trainee Assessment of Training Sites (TATS) is a confidential assessment where a trainee is asked to rate the training location and training experience on a range of dimensions.