Improving the efficiency of selection to Core Medical Training: a study of the use of multiple assessment stations

Purpose: To compare three separate assessment stations used for selection to Core Medical Training (CMT) and to determine the effect of reducing the number from three to two.Methods: Quantitative analysis of candidates’ assessment station scores, financial analysis of costs of the selection process and quantitative and qualitative surveys of candidates and assessors.Results: The assessment stations used for selection to CMT were reliable and valid for assessing suitability for employment as a CMT trainee.