Sylvie Fontaine

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PURPOSE To determine whether global ratings by patients are valid and reliable enough to be used within a major summative assessment of medical students' clinical skills. METHOD In 11 stations of an 18-station objective structured clinical examination (OSCE), where a student was asked to educate or take a history from a patient, the patient was asked,(More)
One-third of a class of students was inadvertently given the names of stations immediately prior to an OSCE and two-thirds of the class were not. This provided an opportunity to explore student perceptions of fairness and to explore any effect of this cueing. The subjects were medical students undertaking an end of fifth year multidisciplinary OSCE. OSCE(More)
PURPOSE To describe and evaluate the implementation of an instrument and process to assess and monitor professional attributes in medical students. METHOD The instrument was developed following a survey of professional attributes of concern displayed by medical students. This was followed by development and validation, amongst medical faculty staff and(More)
Regulatory requirements, and in particular phytosanitary quality standards change rapidly. As ACP producers/exporters race to become more competitive, to keep their market share and to satisfay their customers' commercial demands (e.g. EUREP-GAP certification), the need for competent staff who are aware of the company's quality objectives and trained to(More)
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