Using elements from an acute abdominal pain Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) leads to more standardized grading in the surgical clerkship for third-year medical students.

@article{Falcone2011UsingEF,
  title={Using elements from an acute abdominal pain Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) leads to more standardized grading in the surgical clerkship for third-year medical students.},
  author={John L. Falcone and Kimberly D Schenarts and Peter F. Ferson and H. D. “Jim” Day},
  journal={Journal of surgical education},
  year={2011},
  volume={68 5},
  pages={408-13}
}
BACKGROUND There is poor reliability in the Likert-based assessments of patient interaction and general knowledge base for medical students in the surgical clerkship. The Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) can be used to assess these competencies. OBJECTIVE We hypothesize that using OSCE performance to replace the current Likert-based… CONTINUE READING