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Date Updated: May 23, 2016

PLAS Collaborators

The following programs have a formal collaborative relationship with the PLAS program. The tools provided by PLAS complement these programs' other performance-based methods of assessment, such as medical record reviews, peer (preceptor) assessment and feedback, patient evaluations and case-based evaluations of physician care. Information about obtaining an assessment through these collaborators can be obtained directly from the programs listed below. Physicians can obtain an assessment through one of these programs via self-referral or third-party referral (e.g., state medical board, physician practice, hospital, other healthcare entity).

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California

Physician Assessment and Clinical Education Program (PACE)

PACE
Program Assessment Components Follow-up Options:

Physician Assessment and Clinical Education Program (PACE)

UCSD School of Medicine
1899 McKee Street, Suite 126
San Diego, CA 92110
(619) 543-6770
http://www.paceprogram.ucsd.edu

Peter Boal
pboal@ucsd.edu

PACE info
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Length: 2 Days
Cost: $8,500 - $9,500
Final Report: 4-6 Weeks
  • PLAS exams including CCS/TSR
  • 360 assessment
  • Oral clinical exam
  • Chart review
  • Practice profile
  • History & Physical Skills exam
  • Health exam & Cognitive function screening
  • Exit interview
  • 1 week clinical education program provided at UCSDMC or satellite clinics.

Colorado

Center for Personalized Education for Physicians (CPEP)


CPEP
Program Assessment Components Follow-up Options:

Center for Personalized Education for Physicians (CPEP)

720 South Colorado Boulevard
Suite 1100-N
Denver, CO 80246
(303) 577-3232 Office
(303) 577-3241 Fax
http://www.cpepdoc.org

Elizabeth Korinek, MPH
cpep@cpepdoc.org

CPEP Info
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Length: 2 Days
Cost: $7,995 to $10,995
Final Report: 6-8 weeks
  • PLAS exams (No CCS/TSR)
  • Matched specialty clinical interviews (more than 250 community and university-based board-certified physicians)
  • Review of patient charts (20-40 charts from practice)
  • Fetal Monitor Strip interpretation
  • ECG Interpretation
  • Simulated patient encounter and review of progress notes
  • Cognitive function screening
  • Review of health information
  • Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Surgery (FLS) Exam (appropriate to practice)
  • "Difficult Airway Simulation" (appropriate to practice)
  • Offers customized education intervention including development of education plan, monitoring of progress and regular reports to referring organization. Education activities arranged in participant's home community
  • Education remediation takes from 6-12 months, depending on needs

CME Courses:
Medical Record Keeping Seminar
ProBE/Ethics and Boundaries Course

Other Courses:
Individualized Communications Program Practice Monitoring Program Reentry into Clinical Practice Clinical Preceptor Sites


Florida

Florida Competency Advancement Program


FL Competency Advancement Program
Program Assessment Components Follow-up Options:

Florida Competency Advancement Program

P.O. Box 100277
Gainesville, FL 32610
(352) 273-9063
http://floridacares.med.ufl.edu
floridacares@medicine.ufl.edu

FL Competency Advancement program info
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Length: 2-3 Days
Cost: cost varies and is dependent on assessment needs
Final Report: 8-10 Weeks
  • PLAS exams
  • Chart Simulated Recall Exam
  • Standardized Patient Examination
  • Psychological Evaluation
  • Assessments are tailored based on circumstances and specialty
Remediation:
  • Specific CME recommendations
  • Recommendations for supervision of practice (variable levels)
  • Experiential learning
  • Psychiatric/psychological treatment for an identified mental illness (if one is identified)

New York

Upstate New York Comprehensive Clinical Competency Center at Albany Medical College


NY Clinical Competency Center
Program Assessment Components Follow-up Options:

Upstate New York Comprehensive Clinical Competency Center at Albany Medical College
MC #33
47 New Scotland Avenue
Albany, NY 12208
(518) 264-0874 Office
(518) 262-1802 Fax

Henry Pohl, MD
UNYCCCC@mail.amc.edu

NY Clinical Competency Center Info
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Length: 1-2 Days
Cost: $9,500
Final Report: 8-12 Weeks
  • PLAS exams including CCS/TSR
  • Standardized patient and recall
  • Chart stimulated recall discussion
  • Test stimulated discussion
  • Cognitive function screening
  • Varies based on participant’s need

North Carolina

Center of Personalized Education  for Physicians


NY Clinical Competency Center
Program Assessment Components Follow-up Options:

Center for Personalized Education for Physicians (CPEP)
222 N. Person Street
Raleigh, NC 27601
919.238.6436 Office
720.445.3830 Fax
http://www.cpepdoc.org
Elizabeth Korinek, MPH
cpep@cpepdoc.org

program detail value
Length: 2 Days
Cost: $7,995-10,995
Final Report: 6-8 Weeks
  • PLAS exams including CCS/TSR
  • Matched specialty clinical interviews (more than 250 community and university-based board-certified physicians)
  • Review of patient charts (20-40 charts from practice)
  • Fetal Monitor Strip interpretation
  • ECG Interpretation
  • Simulated patient encounter and review of progress notes
  • Cognitive function screening
  • Review of health information
  • Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Surgery(FLS) Exam (appropriate to practice)
  • “Difficult Airway Simulation” (appropriate to practice
  • Offers customized education intervention including development of education plan, monitoring of progress and regular reports to referring organization.
  • Education activities arranged in participant's home community  
  • Education remediation takes from 6-12 months, depending on needs

CME Courses:

Medical Record Keeping Seminar
ProBE/Ethics and Boundaries Course

Other Courses: Individualized Communications Program Practice Monitoring Program Reentry into Clinical Practice Clinical Preceptor Sites


Pennsylvania

LifeGuard


LifeGuard (PA)
Program Assessment Components Follow-up Options:

LifeGuard
777 East Park Drive
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17111
(717) 909-2590
info@lifeguardprogram.com
http://www.lifeguardprogram.com

Marcia A. Lammando, RN, BSN, MHSA
mlammando@lifeguardprogram.com

PMSCO info
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Length: Assessment components can typically be completed over a period of 1-3 days once scheduled. Typical length of full program is 3-6 months, depending on additional preceptorships that may be required.
Cost: Average cost is $8,500-$10,000 for full program (can be higher or lower depending on components chosen)
Final Report: Four (4) weeks following completion of all program components.
  • PLAS exams including Computer-based Case Simulation/Transaction Stimulated Recall
  • Neurocognitive assessment
  • Independent medical exam
  • Functional capacity exam
  • Standardized patients
  • Simulation laboratory
  • Preceptorship
  • Proctorship
  • Inter-rater eliability study
  • Medical records documentation review
  • Peer review
  • Coding audits
  • Professionalism assessment
  • Communication skills learning
  • Customized remediation recommendations are offered
  • Retesting of PLAS examinations, if necessary and available
  • CME Courses:
    -  Coding/Billing
    -  Medical Records Documentation
    --  Opioid Prescribing Practices
    -  Professional Boundaries

Pennsylvania

Drexel Medicine® Physician Refresher/Re-Entry Course


Drexel Medicine® Physician Refresher/Re-Entry Course (PA)
Program Assessment Components Follow-up Options:

Continuing Medical Education
Drexel University College of Medicine

1505 Race Street
Bellet Building, 11th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19102
(215) 762-2580
http://www.drexelmed.edu/PhysicianRefresher

Cynthia Johnson
cynthia.johnson@drexelmed.edu

PMSCO info
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Length: Preceptorship is offered in 6 week blocks. The recommended duration varies - i.e. 6 weeks, 12 weeks, 18 weeks, ...
Cost: Tuition for 6 week block is $7500. Assessement is an additional $2000-$6000.
Final Report: 4-6 weeks

CME available

  • PLAS exams (No CCS/TSR)
  • 360-degree assessment which includes self- and peer assessment
  • Standardized Patients (4-6 or more ): interviewing, physical exam, medical reasoning, patient communication and documentation
  • Medical documentation including oral presentation and medical reasoning
  • Simulated patients (intermittently depending on specialty)
  • Virtual Online Patients
  • Online essay & MCQs on communication skills, medical knowledge, and clinical reasoning
  • Presentation skills

Assessments are followed by a structured educational Preceptorship in a university setting with other learners (students, residents, and fellows) individualized for the physician’s needs. Assessments continue throughout the duration of the Preceptorship including a final assessment at the end of the program.


Texas

Texas A & M University Knowledge Skills Training Assessment and Research


Texas A & M University Knowledge Skills Training Assessment and Research
Program Assessment Components Follow-up Options:

KSTAR (Knowledge Skills Training Assessment and Research)
The Rural and Community Health Institute
Crystal Park Plaza
2700 Earl Rudder Freeway South, Suite 3000
College Station, Texas 77845
979-436-0390 Office
http://www.rchitexas.org

(Assessments are done at the Texas A&M Health Science Center Simulations Center on Hwy 47 in Bryan, TX)

Tammy Wagner, RN, CPHQ
twagner@tamhsc.edu

Texas A & M University Knowledge Skills Training Assessment and Research information
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Length: 2 days
Cost: cost varies and is specific to assessment needs
Final Report: 6 weeks
  • PLAS MCQ exams
  • 360 assessment
  • Review of peer reviewed records
  • Standardized patients
  • Cognitive function screening
  • Additional tests per specialty may be included
  • Individualized Educational Plans
  • 90 day Residency at UTMB in Galveston, TX
  • Continuous Record Monitoring (monthly)


Contact Information

Post-Licensure Assessment System
National Board of Medical Examiners
3750 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

215-590-9500
plas@nbme.org

 

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