Evaluation and Assessment

LifeGuard conducts clinical competency assessments for physician participants employing a custom-designed approach in most of its pathways. Numerous assessment tools are available to LifeGuard’s medical directors and program staff.

Medical knowledge is assessed primarily through the use of the Post Licensure Assessment System’s (PLAS) practice-based exams (created by the National Board of Medical Examiners® [NBME®] and Federation of State Medical Boards [FSMB]).

Additional assessment tools may include:

  • Neurocognitive examinations
  • Independent medical examinations
  • Functional capacity examinations
  • Standardized patients
  • Simulations to test procedural and specialty skills
  • Participant-specific preceptor experiences
  • Knowledge assessment of clinical documentation samples
  • Peer Review
  • Documentation evaluations 

  Here is what sets us apart:

A Customized Program

LifeGuard understands that each physician has a unique clinical focus that requires a customized approach. That is why we provide individualized case management with a focus on objective assessments.

A Trusted Partner

We are a trusted resource for comprehensive clinical assessment and remediation services.

A Responsive Team

We treat each participant with respect, care, and unbiased support and services. Our team of dedicated professionals is here to support you with thorough, timely, and efficient communication.

Assessment Tools

LifeGuard utilizes contemporary and state-of-the-art assessment tools to develop a customized program for each participant, including:

  • Neurocognitive Screening/Assessment
  • Fitness for Duty:
    • Independent Medical Examination
    • Functional Capacity Examination
  • Customized Testing Modules in Selected Clinical Subjects -- Post Licensure Assessment System (PLAS)* exams created by the National Board of Medical Examiners®
    (NBME®) and Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB)
  • Evaluation Using Standardized Patients
  • Simulation Laboratory
  • Peer Review
  • Preceptorship
  • Knowledge Assessment of Clinical Documentation Samples
  • Documentation Evaluations

LifeGuard is continually searching for new and objective assessment methods to enhance the program.