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2009

Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

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Predictive Validity Of Measurements Of Clinical Competence Using The Team Objective Structured Bedside Assessment (Tosba): Assessing The Clinical Competence Of Final Year Medical Students., Frances M. Meagher, Marcus W. Butler, Stanley Dw Miller, Richard Costello, Ronán Conroy, Noel G. Mcelvaney Nov 2009

Predictive Validity Of Measurements Of Clinical Competence Using The Team Objective Structured Bedside Assessment (Tosba): Assessing The Clinical Competence Of Final Year Medical Students., Frances M. Meagher, Marcus W. Butler, Stanley Dw Miller, Richard Costello, Ronán Conroy, Noel G. Mcelvaney

Medicine Articles

BACKGROUND: The importance of valid and reliable assessment of student competence and performance is gaining increased recognition. Provision of valid patient-based formative assessment is an increasing challenge for clinical teachers in a busy hospital setting. A formative assessment tool that reliably predicts performance in the summative setting would be of value to both students and teachers. AIM: This study explores the utility of the team objective structured bedside assessment (TOSBA), a novel ward-based formative assessment tool, in predicting student performance in the final clinical examination. METHODS: The performance of a cohort of final year students (n = 191) in the TOSBA ...


Curriculum Reform: A Narrated Journey., Geraldine Maccarrick Oct 2009

Curriculum Reform: A Narrated Journey., Geraldine Maccarrick

Medical Education/Health Professions Education Articles

OBJECTIVES: Curriculum reform poses significant challenges for medical schools across the globe. Understanding the medical educator's personal and lived experience of curriculum change is paramount. This paper illustrates the use of narrative inquiry as a means of exploring the author's own evolving professional identity as a medical educator engaged in planning and leading curriculum reform and in understanding the meanings she and other medical educators attribute to their roles as agents of change in a medical school. CONTEXT: In 2002 it was decided to radically reform a school of medicine's (SoM) traditional 6-year medical degree course (converting ...