PBDS Testing

Many hospitals use the Performance-Based Development System test (PBDS) to evaluate clinician competency and help ensure quality patient care.

This test assesses your ability to navigate various clinical situations and focuses on three main areas:

  • Critical Thinking Skills
  • Interpersonal Relationship Skills
  • Technical Skills

Most of the test is comprised of short videos that simulate real-world clinical situations. After viewing these patient care scenes, you will be asked to write down how you would handle each scenario. Learn more about this important test and sample scenarios with our study guide below.