Phase I of the program is a two-day assessment that
uses a variety of evaluation methods to provide an overall picture of the
physician's skills, knowledge, and physical health. Components of the
assessment program include (Click each to expand for further description.):
Every physician is required to complete
a number of self report forms prior to scheduling the assessment. Including, but not limited to:
practice profile tool, personal intake inventory, physical/mental health questionnaires.
The participant provides a random sample of redacted
chart entries which are assessed for overall quality, organization, legibility, proper documentation, and
Educational tool used to provide you, the physician, with
information about your medical practice through the eyes of those you work with and serve. Some physicians may not
be required or eligible to take a "360° Assessment" as part of the 2-Phase assessment.
This is most commonly done by way of a mock oral exam.
It is conducted by a faculty member in the same specialty or background as the participating physician.
Participants will take a number of written multiple-choice
question exams created by the National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME). The selection of exams administered will vary by examinee.
Topics covered may include: Ethics and Communication, Mechanisms of Disease, Pharmacotherapeutics, and an exam specific to the participant's
field of practice.
Participants manage cases in order to assess
their clinical decision-making and patient management skills.
Participants are evaluated performing a history
and physical exam on a mock patient.
Evaluation of the participating physician's
physical and mental health by way of self reported forms, physical exam and computerized cognitive screening program.
Face-to-face interview after completing the assessment to
After the completion of the assessment, we hold a multidisciplinary staff
meeting to discuss the participant’s results and generate recommendations for
education and remediation as necessary. Some physicians may return for Phase
II of the assessment program. For more information on Phase II click here.