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Validity of faculty and resident global assessment of medical students' clinical knowledge during their pediatrics clerkship.
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PMID:  22056224     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: Medical knowledge is one of six core competencies in medicine. Medical student assessments should be valid and reliable. We assessed the relationship between faculty and resident global assessment of pediatric medical student knowledge and performance on a standardized test in medical knowledge.
METHODS: Retrospective cross-sectional study of medical students on a pediatric clerkship in academic year 2008-2009 at one academic health center. Faculty and residents rated students' clinical knowledge on a 5-point Likert scale. The inter-rater reliability of clinical knowledge ratings was assessed by calculating the intra-class correlation coefficient (ICC) for residents' ratings, faculty ratings, and both rating types combined. Convergent validity between clinical knowledge ratings and scores on the National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME) clinical subject examination in pediatrics was assessed with Pearson product moment correlation correction and the coefficient of the determination.
RESULTS: There was moderate agreement for global clinical knowledge ratings by faculty and moderate agreement for ratings by residents. The agreement was also moderate when faculty and resident ratings were combined. Global ratings of clinical knowledge had high convergent validity with pediatric examination scores when students were rated by both residents and faculty.
CONCLUSIONS: Our findings provide evidence for convergent validity of global assessment of medical students' clinical knowledge with NBME subject examination scores in pediatrics.
Robert A Dudas; Jorie M Colbert; Seth Goldstein; Michael A Barone
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Validation Studies     Date:  2011-11-03
Journal Detail:
Title:  Academic pediatrics     Volume:  12     ISSN:  1876-2867     ISO Abbreviation:  Acad Pediatr     Publication Date:    2012 Mar-Apr
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-03-19     Completed Date:  2012-07-24     Revised Date:  2013-05-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101499145     Medline TA:  Acad Pediatr     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  138-41     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright © 2012 Academic Pediatric Association. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Department of Pediatrics, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Clinical Clerkship*
Clinical Competence*
Educational Measurement*
Faculty, Medical*
Internship and Residency*
Pediatrics / education*
Reproducibility of Results
Students, Medical*

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