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Performance assessment in medical education: where we've been and where we're going.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15312286     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The assessment of clinical competence is becoming increasingly complex, patient centered, and student driven. Traditionally, clinical evaluation methods consisted primarily of faculty observations, oral examinations, and multiple-choice tests. Increased faculty work load, discontent with traditional methods of clinical skill assessment, and developments in the fields of psychology and education have led to the formation of new modalities, namely performance assessments. The literature pertaining to the performance assessment with standardized patients is reviewed. Based on this literature, several areas for the future direction of performance assessment are proposed, including (a) toward evidence-based locally developed assessments, (b) toward an understanding of educational outcomes and noncognitive assessment factors, and (c) toward more student-driven assessments.
Lisa D Howley
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Evaluation & the health professions     Volume:  27     ISSN:  0163-2787     ISO Abbreviation:  Eval Health Prof     Publication Date:  2004 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-08-17     Completed Date:  2004-09-14     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7805992     Medline TA:  Eval Health Prof     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  285-303     Citation Subset:  H; T    
University of North Carolina at Charlotte, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Clinical Competence*
Education, Medical, Undergraduate
Educational Measurement / methods*

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