The assessment of medical competence

Translated title of the contribution: The assessment of medical competence

Cees van der Vleuten, Jeroen Van Merrienboer

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    Abstract

    The assessment of medical competence has a rich history of research and development. This paper provides a short overview of acquired insights and their practical implications. Attention is being paid to competency-based education and its consequences for assessment. The coupling of competencies to more easily understandable clinical tasks, the Entrustable Professional Activities (EPA’s), is included in this discussion. Finally, an explanation is given of a more systematic approach to assessment with more attention on feedback for learning and using this rich aggregated information for robust high-stake decision-making. Provided a proper implementation and with an appropriate buy-in from clinical professionals, assessment may contribute to training better doctors.

    Translated title of the contributionThe assessment of medical competence
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)137-143
    Number of pages7
    JournalJournal of Urology
    Volume6
    Issue number8
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2016

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