Evaluation of both the ACPAC trainee and the program is rigorous. Both program and candidate evaluation will occur using the following array of assessment tools:

  1. CANMEDS/360 evaluation at end of program
  2. Theory/Knowledge: 17 modules via online learning and evaluation offered through the American College of Rheumatology’s Advanced Rheumatology Course. The trainee must achieve 70% in each module.
  3. Theory/Knowledge: Pre and Post Integrated Key Theory, Case-Based Evaluation.
  4. Practical Skills Evaluation: Pre and Post Program OSCE
  5. Clinical Performance/Competency Appraisals /Clinic logs with record of engagement in defined specialty/subspecialty clinics
  6. Self Directed Learning:
    • Clinical Case Reports: MD Consultation letters: The trainees will be responsible for the identification of five content-defined clinical cases and submission of a write up/MD consultation letter for written appraisal by the ACPAC Program Medical Directors (Dr. Amanda Steiman, Dr. Christian Veillette)
    • Problem Based Learning: Clinical Scenario/Vignettes (n=7 Rheumatology + n=4 Orthopedics)
    • Personal Log: Portfolios and Structured Personal Learning Projects-includes presentation of evolution of models of care as they relate to the trainee’s practice setting at the end of the ACPAC program

Evaluation Categories

Outstanding: (>80%)

Above Average: (70-79%): *Each ACPAC trainee must achieve at least 70% and/or “meets expectations” for each evaluation component to pass the program

Average: (60-70%)

Below Average: (50-60%)

Re-submit/ Failure: (<50%)

*Remedial Work is required at the discretion of the Program Director in the event of achievement of less than 70% and/or meets expectations in any component of the course.