During the training program, you will need to complete assessment tasks in addition to the Phase 1 and Phase 2 exams.
You will submit assessments through the Trainee Information Management System (TIMS).
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A summary of the assessments is below.
Foundation Modules and Clinical Assignments - During Phase 1SMART ProgramCase ReportsPractical Oncology Experience (POE)Mini-Clinical Evaluation (Mini-CEX)Director of Training AssessmentClinical Supervisor AssessmentMulti-source Feedback (MSF)Trainee Assessment of Training Sites (TATS)
Foundation Modules are reports focusing on the foundation principles of the oncological sciences. Clinical Assignments (CAs) are reports in which you answer a series of questions in the oncology sciences using a real clinical case.
You must complete one foundation module and five clinical assignments before you sit the Phase 1 exam:
Ensure that you have selected the correct clinical assignment box when submitting the form to your Director of Training.
Please note that all clinical assignment content will continue to be examinable.
The SMART Program (Statistical Methods, Evidence Appraisal and Research for Trainees) consists of an original research project plus a range of research-based activities. By completing these activities you earn points, known as SMART points.
You must earn a total of 20 SMART points over the course of your studies. See the SMART Program Activity Guide for information about how to earn points.
You must complete both the research project and the SMART points requirement before you apply to sit the Phase 2 exam.
Case reports provide a template for you to document your clinical experience and reflect on clinical practice.
You must complete a minimum total of 30 case reports, with specific minimums for reports in different focus areas.
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These are quarantined times during which you undertake a particular practical activity. There are three Practical Oncology Experiences:
Your Director of Training will arrange times for you to complete these experiences.
The Mini-CEX is an observational assessment designed to assess your encounters with patients across a number of circumstances.
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 six monthly basis.
The Clinical Supervisor Assessment is conducted at the end of any teaching term/rotation. It is a meeting between you and the Clinical Supervisor and provides an opportunity for the supervisor to give feedback based on observations and experience and to highlight areas of strengths and weaknesses so that you may focus on areas for improvement.
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 results are aggregated and de-identified and a report sent to the trainee and Director of Training.
TATS is a confidential assessment where a trainee is asked to rate the training location and training experience on a range of dimensions.