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Assessment of Clinical Skills with Standardized Patients: State of the Art

Submitted by Chittam Thakore on Tue, 11/10/2009 - 13:51
Author(s)
van der Vleuten, C. P. M
Swanson, David B.
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Publication
Teaching and Learning in Medicine
Volume number
2
Issue number
2
Year
1990
First page number
58
Last page number
76
Country
United States
Abstract
Large scale studies of the psychometric characteristics of standardized-patient clinical examinations are reviewed, and recommendations for test improvement are offered, including (1) assessment of history taking, physical examination, and communication skills separately from diagnostic and management skills; (2) a mastery-testing framework for score interpretation; and (3) improved pass-fail standard-setting.
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