Assessment of final year medical students in a simulated ward: developing content validity for an assessment instrument

Louisa M. McIlwaine, J.P.G. McAleer, Jean S. Ker

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    Abstract

    Performance assessment is becoming increasingly important in both undergraduate and postgraduate assessment. At present, the tools used to assess a medical student’s performance evaluate only their care for one patient at a time. The development of the simulated ward has provided an opportunity to assess how a final year medical student would perform caring for a variety of patients simultaneously in a realistic ward environment, without risk to patients. This paper describes the development of valid assessment criteria using a modified Delphi method.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)33-36
    Number of pages4
    JournalInternational Journal of Clinical Skills
    Volume1
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - 2007

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