Building the Patient-Physician Relationship (VIDEO)

By on November 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

Prominent health care leaders discuss the future of physicians and the patient experience of care in the constantly evolving world of health care.

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Adaptive Testing: Yay or Nay?

By on November 13, 2014 | 1 Comment

Adaptive testing is increasing in popularity. Weigh in on its pros and cons.

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Weighing the Benefits of Adaptive Testing

By on November 6, 2014 | 3 Comments
Weighing the Benefits of Adaptive Testing

The following post was written by Bradley Brossman, PhD, Psychometrician, ABIM.

Adaptive testing has become a common form of exam administration in recent years [1]. Although several types of adaptive testing exist (e.g., CAT, Ca-MST), the basic premise is that items are selected for each candidate to match their proficiency level. For example, candidates who perform [...]

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The Challenges of History-Taking/Physical Exam Skill Assessment

By on October 30, 2014 | 1 Comment

How can we best assess physicians’ skill for taking patient history and performing a physical exam?

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The Challenges of Assessing Skills: Taking Patient Histories and Conducting Physical Exams

By on October 23, 2014 | 1 Comment
The Challenges of Assessing Skills: Taking Patient Histories and Conducting Physical Exams

Do secure exams adequately assess a physician’s skill to take a patient’s history and perform routine physicals?

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Should simulation be more widely used?

By on October 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

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Can medical simulation be used to assess physicians’ procedural skills?

By on October 9, 2014 | 2 Comments

Research shows that medical simulation in many forms can be a powerful mechanism to help physicians acquire and maintain clinical skills. There is no doubt that medical simulation works as a teaching tool, but what about physician assessment?

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What effect does the hidden curriculum have on assessment?

By on October 2, 2014 | 3 Comments

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Physician Assessment and the Hidden Curriculum

By on September 25, 2014 | 2 Comments

How can physicians—and their subsequent assessors—know a right answer on a multiple-choice exam without understanding the values and preferences of the patient?

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The Doctor-Patient Relationship

By on September 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

Take our poll on the importance of the patient-physician relationship.

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