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Assessing Doctors' Performance: judging what matters well
(Lambert Academic Publishing, Saarbrücken, 2015)
Bicycle weight and commuting time: randomised trial
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether the author's 20.9 lb (9.5 kg) carbon frame bicycle reduced commuting time compared with his 29.75 lb (13.5 kg) steel frame bicycle. DESIGN: Randomised trial. SETTING: Sheffield and ...
Examiner training: A study of examiners making sense of norm-referenced feedback.
PURPOSE: Examiner training has an inconsistent impact on subsequent performance. To understand this variation, we explored how examiners think about changing the way they assess. METHOD: We provided comparative data to ...
Student assistantships: bridging the gap between student and doctor
In 2009, the General Medical Council UK (GMC) published its updated guidance on medical education for the UK medical schools - Tomorrow's Doctors 2009. The Council recommended that the UK medical schools introduce, for the ...
Assessing trainees in the workplace: results of a pilot study
This paper outlines the development and evaluation of the utility of workplace-based assessments in higher medical training: case-based discussion (CbD); the acute care assessment tool (ACAT); audit assessment; teaching ...
Assessing the surgical skills of trainees in the operating theatre: a prospective observational study of the methodology
OBJECTIVES: To compare user satisfaction and acceptability, reliability and validity of three different methods of assessing the surgical skills of trainees by direct observation in the operating theatre across a range of ...
Student doctors taking responsibility
BACKGROUND: New guidelines require all undergraduate medical students to undertake at least one period of assistantship where they assume most of the responsibilities of a first-year graduate doctor (FY1 doctor in the UK) ...
Good questions, good answers: construct alignment improves the performance of workplace-based assessment scales
CONTEXT: Assessment in the workplace is important, but many evaluations have shown that assessor agreement and discrimination are poor. Training discussions suggest that assessors find conventional scales invalid. We ...
Making sense of work-based assessment: ask the right questions, in the right way, about the right things, of the right people
CONTEXT: Historically, assessments have often measured the measurable rather than the important. Over the last 30 years, however, we have witnessed a gradual shift of focus in medical education. We now attempt to teach and ...