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ERIC Number: ED350342
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Pages: 13
Abstractor: N/A
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A Comparison of Second- and Fourth-Year Medical Students on a Standardized-Patient Examination of Clinical Competence: A Construct Validity Study.
Barnhart, Amber J.; And Others
The construct validity of the standardized-patient (SP) examination used at Southern Illinois University (Springfield) School of Medicine was assessed by comparing 66 second-year and 70 fourth-year medical students on 5 SP cases. The results show sizable differences between the groups. The usefulness of passing rates the effect-size measures as a means of enhancing the typically weak evidence for validity provided by group-differences studies of construct validity is demonstrated. Results obtained through these approaches show that, as would be expected, the clerkships are having a considerable effect on clinical competence and that the examination is sensitive, as a valid measure of clinical competence should be, to these changes in the clinical-competence construct. A table summarizes passing rates and group means. (Author/SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A