Practical Guide to the Evaluation of Clinical Competence - 2nd Edition - ISBN: 9780323447348, 9780323448963

Practical Guide to the Evaluation of Clinical Competence

2nd Edition

Authors: Eric Holmboe Steven Durning Richard Hawkins
eBook ISBN: 9780323448963
eBook ISBN: 9780323448949
Paperback ISBN: 9780323447348
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 4th May 2017
Page Count: 360

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Designed to help medical educators implement better assessment methods, tools, and models directly into training programs, Practical Guide to the Evaluation of Clinical Competence, 2nd Edition, by Drs. Eric S. Holmboe, Steven J. Durning, and Richard E. Hawkins, is a hands-on, authoritative guide to outcomes-based assessment in clinical education. National and international experts present an organized, multifaceted approach and a diverse combination of methods to help you perform effective assessments. This thoroughly revised edition is a valuable resource for developing, implementing, and sustaining effective systems for evaluating clinical competence in medical school, residency, and fellowship programs.

Key Features

  • Each chapter provides practical suggestions and assessment models that can be implemented directly into training programs, tools that can be used to measure clinical performance, overviews of key educational theories, and strengths and weaknesses of every method.
  • Guidelines that apply across the medical education spectrum allow you to implement the book’s methods in any educational situation.
  • Expert Consult™ eBook version included with purchase. This enhanced eBook experience allows you to search all of the text, figures, videos, and references from the book on a variety of devices.

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Assessment Challenges in the Era of Outcomes-Based Education

Ch. 2 Issues of Validity and Reliability for Assessments in Medical Education

Ch. 3 Evaluation Frameworks, Forms, and Global Rating Scales

Ch. 4 Direct Observation

Ch. 5 Direct Observation: Standardized Patients

Ch. 6 Using Written Exams to Assess Medical Knowledge and Its Application

Ch. 7 Assessing Clinical Reasoning in the Workplace

Ch. 8 Workplace-Based Assessment of Procedural Skills

Ch. 9 Evaluating Evidence-Based Practice

Ch. 10 Clinical Practice Review

Ch. 11 Multisource Feedback

Ch. 12 Simulation-Based Assessment

Ch. 13 Feedback and Coaching in Clinical Teaching and Learning

Ch. 14 Portfolios

Ch. 15 The Learner with a Problem or the Problem Learner? Working with Dyscompetent Learners

Ch. 16 Programmatic Evaluation


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About the Authors

Eric Holmboe

As Chief, Research, Milestone Development and Evaluation Officer of the ACGME (Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education) and Senior Vice President for Quality Research and Academic Affairs at the American Board of Internal Medicine and American Board of Internal Medicine Foundation, he is on the cutting edge of assessment and evaluation requirements present and future. He is also Professor Adjunct of Medicine at Yale University. Prior to joining the ABIM in 2004, he was the was Associate Program Director, Yale Primary Care Internal Medicine Residency Program, Director of Student Clinical Assessment, Yale School of Medicine, Director of Faculty Development, Department of Medicine, and Assistant Director for the Yale Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program. Prior to joining Yale in 2000, he served as division chief of General Internal Medicine at the National Naval Medical Center. His research interests include interventions to improve quality of care and methods in the evaluation of clinical competence. Dr. Holmobe also teaches a 2-3 day course at various hubs around the country which includes a comprehensive syllabus around practical assessment techniques. The first edition of the book was based on this successful intensive faculty development course, which itself was rigorously studied in randomized controlled trials, and now includes a copy of the text as part of the tuition.

Affiliations and Expertise

Senior Vice PResident, Milestones Developlemt and Evaluation, Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education, Chicago, IL; Professor Adjunct, Yale University, New Haven, CT; Adjunct Professor of Medicine, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL

Steven Durning

A Professor of Medicine and Pathology; Director, Graduate Programs in Health Professions Education (HPE); Director, Introduction to Clinical Reasoning Course at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, and Deputy Editor for Research for Academic Medicine, Dr. Durning is devoted to improving medical and health professions education and is considered a global leader in clinical reasoning. He is a prolific researcher and writer and is currently working on another book with Elsevier (recently Transmitted to Production) on how to carry out survey-based research in clinical education.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Medicine and Pathology, Uniformed Services University of the Heatlh Sciences, Bethesda, MD

Richard Hawkins

Affiliations and Expertise

Vice President, Medical Education Outcomes, American Medical Association, Chicago, Illinois