NEXT OLA : 17 April 2020. Applications for OLA Centres 2020 will soon open.
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Why organise the OLA in your Hospital?
The On-Line Assessment was designed to help anaesthetists identify areas where their knowledge needs improving and up-dating. Directors of Training, consultants and trainees at different stages of training currently use the OLA for various purposes: examination preparation, regular self-assessment, formal examination and help for revalidation. The objective to achieve will vary according to the user.
The On-Line Assessment and EDAIC Part I Examination use the same marking system and are similar in content and structure. Candidates preparing for the EDAIC Part I, or a comparable examination, can therefore use the OLA to identify areas that require further study. The ESA does not set a pass mark for the OLA, but does provide the Part I pass marks of previous years to candidates for reference.
Individuals may use the OLA to regularly evaluate their progress, either using their own performance at previous On-Line Assessments as a benchmark or by comparing their current scores with the average scores of their peers in the different subjects. Directors of Training wishing to evaluate the training needs and performance of a group of individuals can use the assessment as a supporting tool.
The OLA is used in the Netherlands as a formal examination, and can be used as such by countries willing to set their own pass marks each year.