Achieving acceptable reliability in oral examinations: an analysis of the Royal College of General Practitioners membership examination's oral component.

@article{Wass2003AchievingAR,
  title={Achieving acceptable reliability in oral examinations: an analysis of the Royal College of General Practitioners membership examination's oral component.},
  author={Val J Wass and Richard Wakeford and Roger Neighbour and Cees Petronella van der Vleuten},
  journal={Medical education},
  year={2003},
  volume={37 2},
  pages={126-31}
}
BACKGROUND The membership examination of the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) uses structured oral examinations to assess candidates' decision making skills and professional values. AIM To estimate three indices of reliability for these oral examinations. METHODS In summer 1998, a revised system was introduced for the oral examinations. Candidates took two 20-minute (five topic) oral examinations with two examiner pairs. Areas for oral topics had been identified. Examiners set… CONTINUE READING

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