Resident Practice Audit Program Gastroenterology (RPAGE)
For those Canadian medical schools currently training GIs please consider CAG's structured, point-of-care Resident Practice Audit Program Gastroenterology (RPAGE).
Competence in performing endoscopy is an essential component of a Gastroenterology trainee’s professional development, and yet the standards that both facilitate and confirm the achievement of competency are poorly defined. Increasingly, objective assessment of performance is recognized as a critical assessment parameter in determining endoscopic competence accurately. The aim of the RPAGE program is to provide trainees with a point-of-care, peer-comparator practice audit tool. Anonymized trainee, patient and practice data will be collected using a web-based data capture mechanism for subsequent analysis and review by participants. Recent development of comprehensive user feedback functionality, with exportable, customizable reports and Program Director accessible trainee data has promoted utility in trainee review of personal performance and peer comparison, facilitating the identification of learning needs and objectives, as well as the basis for the development of targeted education programs. The integration of RPAGE into endoscopic training in Canada has proven timely, as a structured mechanism for Canadian training programs to proactively embrace the introduction of the Competence by Design (CBD) initiative by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada with the formal integration of competency-based education to learning and assessment in postgraduate medical training.