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A practice examination has been prepared annually at the University of Toronto for use by those who will take the Qualifying Examination of the Medical College of Canada. Passing the Qualifying Examination is an important step in gaining the Licentiate of the Medical College of Canada (the LMCC) and thus in becoming licensed. The effect of taking the… (More)
Prospective hospital reimbursement based on Diagnosis Related Groups (DRGs) began in 1983 for Medicare patients, and many states are adopting similar systems for Medicaid recipients in an attempt to curb rising health care costs. Because of their unprecedented intrusiveness compared to previous cost-containment measures and because they explicitly introduce… (More)
A set of standardized questionnaires that provides a monitor for the operation of the medical curriculum has been developed at Michigan State University's College of Human Medicine.
OBJECTIVE To determine consistency of assessment in a new paper case-based structured oral examination in a multi-community pediatrics clerkship, and to identify correctable problems in the administration of examination and assessment process. METHOD Nine paper case-based oral examinations were audio-taped. From audio-tapes five community coordinators… (More)
Questionnaires dealing with the 1977 in-training examination for residents in obstetrics and gynecology were sent to residency directors and residents. More than 70% were returned. Responses indicated a generally positive view of the examination, especially the multiple-choice questions (MCQs). There was strong support for the retention of patient… (More)
Scores, ratings of score validity, and the precision of scores were compared for four methods of assessing clinical performance by case review that differ primarily in the communication allowed between physician and assessor. Results indicate that, at least for board-certified physicians, scores and ratings of score validity are significantly improved by… (More)