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Defining competency-based evaluation objectives in family medicine: procedure skills.
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PMID:  22798466     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: To develop evaluation objectives for assessing competence in procedure skills using a key-features approach. This was part of a multiyear project to develop competency-based evaluation objectives for Certification in Family Medicine.
DESIGN: Nominal group technique.
SETTING: The College of Family Physicians of Canada in Mississauga, Ont.
PARTICIPANTS: An expert group of 7 family physicians and 1 educational consultant, all of whom had experience in assessing competence in family medicine. Group members represented the Canadian context with respect to region, sex, language, community type, and experience.
METHODS: Using a nominal group technique, the expert group developed the general key features for procedure skills. The expert group also linked the key features to already established skill dimensions in the domain of competence, to the 4 principles of family medicine, and to the CanMEDS roles.
MAIN FINDINGS: The general key features were developed after 5 iterations. Ten key features were outlined and were shown to reflect all the essential skill dimensions in the domain of competence for family medicine. The key features were linked to 2 of the 4 principles of family medicine and to 4 of the CanMEDS roles.
CONCLUSION: The general key features for procedure skills were developed to assess competence in procedure skills in family medicine.
Stephen Wetmore; Tom Laughlin; Kathrine Lawrence; Michel Donoff; Tim Allen; Carlos Brailovsky; Tom Crichton; Cheri Bethune
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Canadian family physician Médecin de famille canadien     Volume:  58     ISSN:  1715-5258     ISO Abbreviation:  Can Fam Physician     Publication Date:  2012 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-07-16     Completed Date:  2012-12-21     Revised Date:  2013-07-12    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0120300     Medline TA:  Can Fam Physician     Country:  Canada    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  775-80     Citation Subset:  IM    
Victoria Family Medical Centre, 60 Chesley Ave, London, ON, Canada.
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MeSH Terms
Clinical Competence / standards*
Educational Measurement / standards*
Family Practice / education*

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