The Redesigned CPSO Peer Assessment Program

Date: Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018

Time: 7:30-9:30 PM

Speaker: Dr. William Tays, PhD

Location: OMA Offices, 150 Bloor Street West, Suite 900, Toronto, ON
Cost: No charge, courtesy of the OMA Section on Primary Care Mental Health

Please RSVP by phone to: 416-229-2399, ext 125 (Ada or Anna) or e-mail to: michaelpare@rogers.com.

Dr. William Tays, PhD, is a Senior Researcher at the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (CPSO), the regulator of the medical profession for Ontario, Canada. Serving as the project lead for the Peer Assessment Redesign Initiative, Dr. Tays works with clinicians to design education-focused work-based assessment programs for in-practice physicians. These assessment programs and tools are created for individual specialties (e.g., family medicine, anesthesiology, etc.) in order to support consistency of assessment outcomes and transparency in the assessment process. With a research background in neuro-cognitive assessment, Dr. Tays integrates scientific findings into the developmental frameworks of assessment programs to strengthen the validity of assessments and improve educational impact. In order to gauge the utility and effectiveness of new programs, Dr. Tays also works with a small team of program evaluators at the CPSO to evaluate program impact and identify opportunities for continuously improving the quality of assessments.


Learning Objectives:

1.  To become familiar with the CPSO’s redesigned peer assessment process
2.  To become familiar with the role, training, and matching process of CPSO peer  assessors.
3. Be comfortable preparing for a peer assessment