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How Doctors Think and Learn by Derek Burke PDF free download – These courses were the earliest structured approach to competency-based training and assessment in the UK where the possibility of failure existed. They led, slowly, to a whole generation of doctors acquiring the skills to teach in a structured manner and to assess successful acquisition of those skills to an agreed level of competence.
Over the past 30-years competency-based training and assessment has progressed to encompass the whole of undergraduate and postgraduate medical education and training. This development coincided with a reduction in working hours from a basic 83 hours per week to a basic 48 hours per week and a reduction in years of training from graduation to consultant appointment from about 14 years to about 10 years. It would not be going too far to propose that the reduction in the hours and years of training required to attain the skills to practise as a consultant would not have been possible without the development of structured competency-based training and assessment programmes.