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Use of objective examinations in medicine clerkships. Ten-year experience.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3766597     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Student performance during the internal medicine clerkship at the University of Washington School of Medicine has been evaluated by clinical ratings and a written examination containing multiple-choice questions and patient management problems for the past 10 years. Measures of the correlation among the evaluation methods were determined by analyzing data from 1,544 students. The correlations of clinical ratings with the total examination score (r = 0.27), multiple-choice questions (r = 0.23), and patient management problems (r = 0.19) suggest that clinical ratings alone are not adequate for measuring student progress. The relationships of evaluation methods used in the medicine clerkship to other measures of performance such as selection to Alpha Omega Alpha and National Board examinations were also determined. The ability to predict student performance was enhanced considerably when the results of the clerkship examination were considered in addition to clinical ratings. These data suggest that a comprehensive assessment of student performance in medicine clerkships should include written examinations in addition to clinical ratings.
P G Ramsey; N F Shannon; L Fleming; M Wenrich; P D Peckham; D C Dale
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American journal of medicine     Volume:  81     ISSN:  0002-9343     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Med.     Publication Date:  1986 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1986-11-10     Completed Date:  1986-11-10     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0267200     Medline TA:  Am J Med     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  669-74     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Evaluation Studies as Topic
Students, Medical*

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