Charles L. Bardes

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PURPOSE To test whether global ratings of checklists are a viable alternative to global ratings of actual clinical performance for use as a criterion for standardized-patient (SP) assessment. METHOD Five faculty physicians independently observed and rated videotaped performances of 44 medical students on the seven SP cases that comprise the fourth-year(More)
As the teaching activities of medical school faculty are given greater emphasis, medical schools must find a way to recognize and reward excellence in teaching. In order to properly evaluate teaching, the authors developed an instrument for measuring the various teaching activities of their faculty. The Relative Value Scale in Teaching weights all teaching(More)
PURPOSE To test the criterion validity of existing standardized-patient (SP)-examination scores using global ratings by a panel of faculty-physician observers as the gold-standard criterion; to determine whether such ratings can provide a reliable gold-standard criterion to be used for validity-related research; and to encourage the use of these(More)
CONTEXT Clinical diagnosis involves the observation, description, and interpretation of visual information. These skills are also the special province of the visual arts. We describe an educational collaboration between a medical school and an art museum, designed for the purpose of developing student skills in observation, description, and interpretation.(More)
Medical schools use a variety of criteria in selecting applicants for admission, attempting to assess both the academic preparation and the personal characteristics suitable for a career in medicine. While assessing academic preparation is fairly straightforward, assessing applicants' personal characteristics is difficult and controversial. The possibility(More)
Standard ED-2 of the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) requires medical schools to specify the types of patients that students should encounter, the student's level of responsibility, and the appropriate setting for the encounter. The authors describe the process at Joan and Sanford I. Weill Medical College of Cornell University in New York City(More)
BACKGROUND Increasing student body diversity is a priority for national health education and professional organizations and for many medical schools. However, national rankings of medical schools, such as those published by U.S. News & World Report, place a heavy emphasis on grade point average (GPA) and Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT) scores,(More)