Become a PA National examiner

All individuals wishing to become PANE OSCE examiners must demonstrate that they meet the following criteria:

  •  Are currently registered on the Physician Associate Managed Voluntary Register (PAMVR) or other relevant statutory regulator - normally the General Medical Council (GMC), Nursing & Midwifery Council (NMC) or Health & Care Professions’ Council (HCPC)
  • are in good standing with the Faculty of Physician Associates (or relevant regulatory body)
  • have at least three years’ post-registration experience (or, where the applicant is not a physician associate, three years demonstrable experience of working with, training, teaching, or supervising the physician associate role)
  • be up-to-date as appropriate with relevant national guidelines, CPD requirements, employer’s equality and diversity training and appraisal process
  • be in active clinical practice at the time of appointment, or be able to demonstrate current and substantial involvement in a PA educator role (individuals may continue to examine for a maximum of three years after they retire from clinical practise or their role as a PA educator).

Examiner appointments will be for a term of three years, subject to satisfactory performance (see below), and renewable after review by the PANE clinical examination lead and (in respect of continuing eligibility) by the RCP assessment unit. Terms will begin from the first scheduled OSCE date after an applicant has successfully completed their training.

Successful applicants will also need to commit to the following in order to retain their status as an examiner:

  • Maintain adherence to the above eligibility criteria and inform the RCP Assessment Unit without delay if they become aware that they are no longer compliant
  • commit to examining a minimum of six days across each three-year window
  • have, at the at the time of appointment, a reasonable expectation of being in the role for at least three years
  • abide by the PANE examiner code of conduct (downloadable below).

To apply to become a PANE OSCE examiner please complete our online application form. Successful applicants will need to attend a half-day training workshop, which are held regularly throughout the year.

Current vacancies

  • Member of the Physician Associate National Examination Question Group
  • Member of the Physician Associate Scenario Writing Group

Please find more information on both roles  here  and the terms of reference  here 

How to apply

Individuals are welcome to apply for one or both of the advertised roles. Applicants should note the anticipated time commitment in terms of attendance before applying (see the advert linked above for more information).

To apply, submit a CV and short statement outlining your suitability for the attention of Steven Ansty via  [email protected] . This is an ongoing recruitment process which will be reviewed regularly and may close without prior notice. Those interested in the advertised role(s) are advised to apply as soon as possible.

For an informal discussion regarding the role please contact Steven Ansty, deputy head of assessment at the above email address, or via 0151 318 1888.