A Practice Evaluation is designed to assess a member’s clinical ability. It may be used in cases when a member who is required to complete a Practice Assessment is unable to provide the College with the required patient files. A Practice Evaluation is also used by the Quality Assurance Committee to determine whether deficiencies identified during the course of a Practice Assessment are a result of the member’s lack of knowledge, skill or judgment, or from the member’s lack of application of the knowledge, skill or judgment.
A Practice Evaluation may consist of any of the following:
- requiring the member to answer, orally or in writing, questions that relate to practising optometry;
- requiring the member to answer, orally or in writing, questions that arise from a review of real or simulated patient charts;
- requiring the member to examine persons or clinical simulations exhibiting problems that relate to practising optometry; and
- requiring the member to demonstrate the application of optometric techniques.