The CbD is a structured oral interview designed to assess your professional judgment in a clinical case. The assessment assesses your performance against the Capabilities and looks at how you make holistic, balanced and justifiable decisions in relation to patient care. It assesses your understanding and application of medical knowledge, ethical frameworks, ability to prioritise and how you recognised and approached the complexity and uncertainty of the consultation.
CbDs can be carried out in hospital by Clinical Supervisors (which is best practice), by doctors who are ST4 or above, or Specialist and Associate Specialist (SAS) doctors with equivalent experience who have met the GMC assessor requirements. You choose who undertakes your CbDs. You are encouraged to complete assessments with a range of assessors. Your named Clinical Supervisor should complete at least one CbD during each rotation. Within primary care placements in ST1/2, your assessors will be approved GP Clinical/Educational Supervisors who have met the GMC standards.
More information about CbD can be found on the RCGP website.
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