Performance Enhancement using Developmental Approaches, Dynamic Assessment and Education Theory.
PERFECT DAY is an educational intervention designed to support trainees identified as at risk of underperformance to achieve their full potential at assessment. This is collaborated between Health Education England in the East Midlands, and the universities of Leicester and Nottingham.
The GP trainees are supported by the special Professional Support Unit (PSU)
PERFECT DAY consist of three stages:
- Diagnostic Interviews
- Dynamic Assessment
Interviews are conducted by the PSU, taking psycho-social perspective. Key aspects of the medical training journey to date will be explored as well as the interaction between the GP trainees’ personal, professional and education lives, in the context of their vocational training scheme.
The GP trainees take part in two short videoed consultations with a simulated patients. The purpose of this assessment is to triangulate he information about GP trainees as a learner from the interview with what they do on a given task in the primary care context. This is then focused on particular appropriate skills and strategy the GP trainee would employ to successfully manage the task.
At the final stage the educator will go over the consultations with the GP Trainees and give structured in-depth feedback. Self-regulated action techniques will be discussed and how to implement these in practice.
The GP Trainees may choose to share their experience of PERFECT DAY with their clinical supervisor.
Why this intervention?
PERFECT DAY is aimed at GP trainees who struggles with performance at high stakes assessment or have been identified as potentially being in difficulty through the ARCP process. The cost of delayed progression through training is associated with significant costs for the trainee, the training programme, the host practice and the region. For the trainee, the direct costs include the additional financial burden of paying for the re-sit, revision and practice course related to examinations and miscellaneous charges such as travel and accommodation. The indirect costs in terms of personal, professional and psychological sequelae are significant for the individual going through the experiences.
The intervention aims to give the participating GP trainees an extra boost and confidence and competence for them to do well and realise their potential at assessment as well as in clinical practice.