Do secure exams adequately assess a physician’s skill to take a patient’s history and perform routine physicals?
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?
I am your patient. They may not have mentioned this to you in medical school, but I am your partner. I am keenly invested in your success so that you can help me lead a successful, healthy life. If I may be so bold, I’d like to make the following suggestions (since I’ve been a patient for a long time and you are just starting out)…
This post was written by Assessment 2020 task force member Steven Durning.
The field of medicine continues to grow at an extraordinary pace. Every year brings new advances in clinical care and best practices, and research shows physicians cannot possibly keep up .
Of course, today’s physicians have more resources than ever in the exam room to [...]