SIMPL OR: the realization of evidence-based best practices in trainee procedural assessment

Feasible Assessment

SIMPL evaluations take on average 15 seconds to complete, are completed by faculty and trainees, and can fit into any clinical workflow.

Driven by Evidence

Built from the best evidence in medical education, SIMPL continues to contribute to our understanding of how to educate and assess medical trainees.

Cutting-edge analytics

The SIMPL OR Reports Dashboard combines powerful data with useful visualizations to drive trainee improvement.

The SIMPL OR app incorporates all known best practices in workplace-based performance assessment and feedback for procedural tasks.

The three SIMPL questions are answered by both the trainee and faculty instructor, giving a comparative view of trainee progress. After the trainee and faculty complete the SIMPL OR interaction, all program data are available to program leadership through the SIMPL Reports Dashboard. This interactive dashboard is designed to encourage SIMPL use and help trainees progress towards independence.

Since 2015 the SIMPL OR app has been used by over 150 graduate medical education programs to collect over 365,000 pieces of trainee feedback in 19 different specialties. These data are all available to members and are actively used in de-identified format for research and quality improvement.

The SIMPL OR app is included with program or institutional membership in the Society for Improving Medical Professional Learning. Learn more about SIMPL membership here.

See the latest SIMPL OR Release Notes.

The Society for Improving Medical Professional Learning (SIMPL) is a 501c3 nonprofit research collaborative lead by volunteers who are dedicated to working towards a continuously improving medical education system.