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Can we predict final outcome of internal medicine residents with in-training evaluation.
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PMID:  21721454     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
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OBJECTIVE: To assess the predictive value of in-training evaluation for determining future success in the internal medicine board certifying examination.
MATERIAL AND METHOD: Ninety-seven internal medicine residents from Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital who undertake the Thai Board examination during the academic year 2006-2008 were enrolled. Correlation between the scores during internal medicine rotation and final scores in board examination were then examined.
RESULTS: Significant positive linear correlation was found between scores from both written and clinical parts of board certifying examination and scores from the first-year summative written and clinical examinations and also the second-year formative written examination (r = 0.43-0.68, p < 0.001). Monthly evaluation by attending staffs was less well correlated (r = 0.29-0.36) and the evaluation by nurses or medical students demonstrated inverse relationship (r = -0.2, p = 0.27 and r = -0.13, p = 0.48).
CONCLUSION: Some methods of in-training evaluation can predict successful outcome of board certifying examination. Multisource assessments cannot well extrapolate some aspects of professional competences and qualities.
Authors:
Nitipatana Chierakul; Supot Pongprasobchai; Kanokwan Boonyapisit; Yingyong Chinthammitr; Manop Pithukpakorn; Adisak Maneesai; Apiradee Srivijitkamol; Pornpan Koomanachai; Ajchara Koolvisoot; Tawesak Tanwandee; Chairat Shayakul; Udom Kachintorn
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the Medical Association of Thailand = Chotmaihet thangphaet     Volume:  94 Suppl 1     ISSN:  0125-2208     ISO Abbreviation:  J Med Assoc Thai     Publication Date:  2011 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-07-04     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7507216     Medline TA:  J Med Assoc Thai     Country:  Thailand    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  S246-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand. siade@mahidol.ac.th
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