Online Physician Ratings (POLL)

By on December 11, 2014 | 1 Comment

Who do patients trust to report information on the quality of care their doctor provides? What do they want to know? Weigh in…

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Posted in: Patient-Centered Care

How Do Patient Online Doctor Ratings Rate?

By on December 4, 2014 | 2 Comments

Do patient online ratings of physicians correlate to trusted measures of high-quality care and outcomes?

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Building the Patient-Physician Relationship (VIDEO)

By on November 21, 2014 | 2 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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Posted in: Physician Assessment

Adaptive Testing: Yay or Nay? (POLL)

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

Adaptive testing has become a common form of exam administration in recent years. Can scores be reasonably compared against each other if each candidate took a different set of items with different levels of difficulty?

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The Challenges of History-Taking/Physical Exam Skill Assessment (POLL)

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

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

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Posted in: Medical Education & Training

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Should simulation be more widely used? (POLL)

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? (POLL)

By on October 2, 2014 | 3 Comments

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