McMAP has been an evolutionary process.
The McMaster Modular Assessment Program (McMAP) is an award-winning, internationally-recognized project. We began our journey in Fall 2011 when we first pitched this idea to our Program Director (Dr. Ian Preyra) and Assistant Program Director (Dr. Karen Schiff). Since then, we've worked with over 20 talented colleagues from across North America to develop and begin validating our concept. It's been one heck of a journey these past few years.
McMAP is McMaster Emergency Medicine's vision for how residency education can be done. It is a graduated, modular assessment system that incorporates milestones, multisource feedback, direct observation tools and entrustable professional activities. Think of it as a portfolio, on steroids.
We've developed the Junior, Intermediate, and Senior portfolios of tasks. We have successfully transitioned our portfolios to an online format.
Where are we now?
We are in the the process of transitioning to the new Royal College Emergency Medicine Entrustable Professional Activities (EPAs), which have been informed in part by our experiences with McMAP.
Have other programs also used McMAP?
The McMaster CCFP-EM program uses a version of the McMAP portfolio for their residency program. The University of Saskatchewan has implemented McMAP for their residents as well as of July 2015. The University of Calgary has also adopted some aspects of McMAP to augment their present workplace-based assessment system.