ERIC Number: EJ488821
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: 0
Is the Public Being Protected? Prevention of Suboptimal Medical Practice through Training Programs and Credentialing Examinations.
Evaluation and the Health Professions, v17 n2 p198-221 Jun 1994
Assumptions implicit in the current use of licensing and certification examinations are identified, relevant evidence for these assumptions are reviewed, and implications for current methods of measurement are discussed. To ensure the protection of public health, it is critical to determine whether training and credentialing programs serve their purposes. (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Special issue titled "Defining an Agenda for Validation Research for Professional Licensure and Certification Examinations." Based on a paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Assn. (Atlanta, GA, April 16-20, 1993).