With the increasing prominence of leadership within the medical undergraduate curriculum, assessment becomes a significant issue. In the absence of evidence to support specific strategies, tools or approaches, faculty from universities across the UK came together in October 2019 in a workshop convened by the Faculty of Medical Leadership and Management. The workshop aimed to develop a collective view on the assessment of leadership development in the medical undergraduate curriculum. This resulting consensus statement was generated around five prompts: why, what, how, when and who? In addition to the statement’s key messages, several questions for further exploration were defined. See Box 1.
- clinical leadership
- leadership assessment
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Contributors Both authors conceived the workshop, facilitated the discussion and produced a first draft of the statement. Following feedback from participants, both authors contributed to the revised statement and collaborated on subsequent responses to editorial comments.
Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.
Competing interests None declared.
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