The purpose of this document is to provide information regarding the external dissemination of the primary reports related to the Royal College specialty examinations. The following section indicates who receives these reports.
The chair’s report stipulates a number of conditions related to the dissemination of the information. While it is important that the SC members be given general information regarding the current year’s examination, it is also important to maintain the integrity of the examination. We must also be mindful not to inadvertently place program directors in a conflict-of-interest situation.
In order to achieve this, the following information must not be divulged:
*PER: the information contained on page 1 of the PER can be shared with the members of the exam board and can be also be appended to the Specialty Committee (SC) minutes. The remaining portion of this report can be discussed as appropriate but cannot be included in SC minutes as it contains information that could place the integrity of the examination at risk.
**Chair's Report: A partial report is sent to the programs directors including excerpts from the Chair’s report on 1) the entire section on the FITER and 2) the feedback chair’s provide on the last page under Comments to Program Directors.
Approved by the Royal College Assessment Manager’s Team - September 2014
Edited November 2016