CLINICAL COMPETENCE ASSESSMENT RESOURCES
The Post-Licensure Assessment System provides diverse, state-of-the art assessment modalities that, when administered together, generate comprehensive and pertinent data regarding a physician's medical knowledge, clinical judgment and patient management skills in his or her current or intended area of practice. These tools are utilized by physician evaluation and remediation programs around the country to complement other performance-based methods of assessment, such as medical record reviews, peer (preceptor) assessment and feedback, patient evaluations and case-based evaluations of physician care.
The PLAS has collaborative relationships with the following programs to provide assessment:
- Albany Medical College in New York
- Center for Personalized Education for Physicians (CPEP)
- Drexel Medicine® Physician Refresher/Re-Entry Course
- Physician Assessment and Clinical Education Program (PACE) at the University of California, San Diego
- Texas A&M University
- University of Florida
The assessment provided by these programs evaluates the referred physician's medical knowledge, clinical judgment, and patient management skills through a combination of standardized and personalized assessment tools. The assessment does not provide evaluation or observation of technical, surgical, or procedural skills.
Contact information and details about the individual programs can be found here.
Physicians can participate in an assessment in one of two ways:
- Self-referred: Physicians who are interested in self-assessment of their clinical knowledge and skills.
- Third-party referral: Participants referred by a state medical or osteopathic board or territorial licensing authority, physician practice, hospital or other healthcare entity.