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ERIC Number: EJ808560
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Mar
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1042-9670
Residents' Perception of Effectiveness of Twelve Evaluation Methods for Measuring Competency
Cogbill, Kay K.; O'Sullivan, Patricia S.; Clardy, James
Academic Psychiatry, v29 n1 p76-81 Mar 2005
OBJECTIVE: The authors assessed residents' perceptions of techniques used to evaluate competency. METHODS: Psychiatry residents from a single program rated 12 evaluation techniques for their effectiveness to measure resident competency. They rated each method for 25 selected skills reflecting the six general competencies. RESULTS: Sixteen residents (70%) completed the survey. Responses indicated that different methods were effective for different competencies. Residents saw objective structured clinical examinations and standardized patients as equally effective. They favored the 360[degrees] evaluation method for all competencies except medical knowledge. Resident perception of the effective techniques differed from preferred techniques identified by measurement experts. CONCLUSIONS: Residency program directors using guidelines from the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) to select preferred evaluations may find that residents do not have the same perceptions.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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