The Lesley Southgate Lecture

The story of Programmatic Assessment – what have we learnt so far?

Learning outcomes 

  • Understand the underlying principles of Programmatic Assessment
  • Evaluate the current state of evidence and insights on Programmatic Assessment
  • Reflect on the tensions and dilemmas that potentially emerge when implementing programmatic assessment


Suzanne is a staff member of the School of Health Professions Education (SHE) at Maastricht University, the Netherlands. She holds a master degree in Educational Sciences and is currently finishing a PhD in medical education on the topic of programmatic assessment. She has been appointed as the educational advisor within the Assessment Taskforce and is responsible for the assessment and quality assurance of assessment within the Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences. She is the Chair of the review committee for knowledge testing.

Her PhD research focuses on programmatic assessment, and more specifically, the aim is to support and stimulate learning with this type of approach to assessment. In her research, she aims to unravel and validate the concepts underlying the theoretical model of programmatic assessment. Topics of interest are assessment for learning, self-regulate learning, and student-teacher relationships within the assessment environment.


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