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BACKGROUND The Script Concordance (SC) test is a new assessment tool. It is designed to probe whether knowledge of examinees is efficiently organized for clinical actions. That kind of organization of knowledge is named a script. The SC test places examinees in written, but authentic, clinical situations in which they must interpret data to make decisions.(More)
BACKGROUND The script concordance (SC) test was conceived to measure knowledge organization, the presence of links between items of knowledge which allow for interpretation of data in clinical decision making situations. Earlier studies have shown that the SC test has good psychometric qualities and overcomes some of the limitations of simulation clinical(More)
The attempt to synthesize a lipid A-like component (the active portion of lipopolysaccharides, but lacking its endotoxic activity) resulted in the production of fatty acyl sugars of which maltose tetrapalmitate was seen to yield the most promising results. It shows no endotoxic activity and elicits an antitumor response in tumor-transplanted animals as(More)
CONTEXT Standards for licensure are designed to provide assurance to the public of a physician's competence to practice. However, there has been little assessment of the relationship between examination scores and subsequent practice performance. OBJECTIVE To determine if there is a sustained relationship between certification examination scores and(More)
Primary bladder tumors induced in Fischer 344 inbred rats by N-[4-(5-nitro-2-furyl)-2-thiazolyl]formamide were transplanted in syngeneic rats by the intravesical, s.c., i.v., and orthotopic routes. Attempts were made to establish bladder cancer cell lines in vitro. No success was achieved in transplantation by either the s.c., i.v., or intravesical routes(More)
CONTEXT Clinical competence is a determinant of the quality of care delivered, and may be associated with use of health care resources by primary care physicians. Clinical competence is assumed to be assessed by licensing examinations, yet there is a paucity of information on whether scores achieved predict subsequent practice. OBJECTIVE To determine if(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess whether the transition from a traditional curriculum to a community oriented problem based learning curriculum at Sherbrooke University is associated with the expected improvements in preventive care and continuity of care without a decline in diagnosis and management of disease. DESIGN Historical cohort comparison study. SETTING(More)
Key features (KFs) represent the critical, or essential, steps in the identification and management of a clinical problem. KFs for 59 clinical problems were defined by members of a test committee for the Medical Council of Canada as part of their efforts to create a more valid written examination of clinical decision-making skills for the Canadian(More)
Since 1988 in Quebec the completion of a residency training program in family medicine or a specialty and of a comprehensive examination has been necessary to obtain a licence. An objective, structured clinical examination (OSCE) was designed by the Corporation professionnelle des médecins du Québec and Quebec's four medical schools to evaluate the clinical(More)
We divided randomly into 3 groups 47 patients with recurrent superficial transitional cell carcinoma of the bladder: group 1-15 controls who underwent transurethral resection only, group 2-17 patients who underwent transurethral resection and bacillus Calmette-Guerin therapy, and group 3-15 patients treated by transurethral resection and maltose(More)