ERIC Number: ED039584
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Reference Count: 0
The Orthopaedic Training Study. Final Report.
Miller, George E.; And Others
A four year study was initiated to systematically improve the certification procedures of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. Consequently, the immediate research aim was the development of more valid and reliable techniques in assessing professional competence in orthopedics. A definition of professional competence was reached through utilization of the Critical Incidence Technique, which resulted in a list of objectives to be used as a guide in developing instructional programs and evaluative instruments. Old techniques for assessing competence were analyzed and found inadequate. Specific instruments developed in the project are described in detail. They include: (1) rating forms; (2) tests and test manuals; (3) forms for profile scoring and reporting of test results; and (4) observational forms for process analysis of tests. Analytical, simulation, and observational approaches were employed in the design of the instruments. Intermediate and long-term outcomes of the study are discussed and a proposed followup study described. (TL)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Public Health Service (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Health Manpower.
Authoring Institution: Illinois Univ., Chicago. Center for the Study of Medical Education.