ERIC Number: ED066102
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Reference Count: 0
A Review of the Nature and Uses of Examinations in Medical Education.
Charvat, Josef; And Others
Those responsible for the health services of a country are concerned above all with the quantity and quality of the young physicians who graduate from the medical schools. Examinations of medical students provide medical teachers with feedback as to the quality of their students. This document presents a review of present examination practice in different areas, methods of examination in current use, and new developments in examination theory and practice. This last section includes discussions of: (1) the process approach to determining what a test measures; (2) critical requirements approach to determining what should be measured; (3) new techniques for determining the full range of professional competence; (4) new approaches to the reporting and analysis of examination data; (5) new approaches to the problem of setting standards of competence; and (6) new developments in the training of examiners. (HS)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Evaluation Methods, Higher Education, Medical Education, Medical Students, Physicians, Student Evaluation
The American Public Health Association, Inc., 1940 Broadway, New York, New York 10019 ($1.75)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: World Health Organization, Geneva (Switzerland).