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ERIC Number: ED344532
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Pages: 8
Abstractor: N/A
Comparability of Clerkship Sites in a Community-Based Medical School: Evaluation of Undergraduate and Postgraduate Measures.
Markert, Ronald J.; And Others
This report discusses results of a study that sought to determine if medical students perform equally on undergraduate and postgraduate academic measures regardless of the clinical site of their clerkship. A review of the literature revealed that accreditation requirements and sound education practices require that clinical sites be comparable with regard to medical education experience and student performance. The current study examined performance comparability for two clerkships (medicine and surgery) at a variety of sites using both academic measures (final clerkship percent score, National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME) Part 2 subtest, and NBME Part 2 total) and postgraduate academic measures (NBME Part 3 total and supervisor rating of first-year residents). It was found that virtually no differences in academic performance were found among sites for the two clerkships. The findings are discussed in the context of methods for monitoring comparability of clerkship sites. Contains 32 references. (GLR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A