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Fig. STP How will I be assessed?

Work-based assessment

You will be assessed in the workplace throughout your training.

We use the term ‘work-based assessments’ to refer to the range of observational, face-to-face assessment experiences that you are required to engage in across most of your modules.

Midterm review of progression

We conduct a review of STP trainees’ progression towards development as Clinical Scientists at approximately half way through the programme, usually in March/April of the second year.

Participation in the MRP by trainees and their training officers is mandatory.

Multi-source feedback

Trainees are required to initiate two Multi-Source Feedback (MSF) assessments during their training – the first at around the 18-month point of their training, and the second at around the 30-month point.

Objective Structured Final Assessment

The Objective Structured Final Assessment (OSFA) is the final examination in which we assess the practical skills that you are expected to have mastered, underpinned by your scientific knowledge, prior to registration as a Clinical Scientist.

This will take place in the summer of your third year on the programme.