Assessing How Well Three Evaluation Methods Detect Deficiencies in Medical Students' Professionalism in Two Settings of an Internal Medicine Clerkship
Lamb, Michelle, Journal of Physical Therapy Education
Assessing How Well Three Evaluation Methods Detect Deficiencies in Medical Students' Professionalism in Two Settings of an Internal Medicine Clerkship Hemmer PA, Hawkins R, Jackson JL, Pangaro LN (F Edward Hebert School of Medicine, Bethesda, Md). Acad Med. 2000;75:167-173.
Evaluation tools are used in many clinical settings. These tools provide the basis to determine a student's performance within a particular clinical setting. The purpose of this study was to determine which of 3 evaluative tools-a checklist, a written evaluation, or an evaluative session-was the best in detecting medical students who were academically unsuccessful due to professional behavior issues. The authors studied 18 students who had failed to complete their thirdyear internal medicine clerkship due to professional behavior problems. During the time of their internship (1994-1997), the authors compiled the data from these 3 tools using qualitative methods. The data were taken from the evaluation forms and were put into the 6 domains of professionalism: reliability and commitment, response to instruction, self-directed learning, patient interactions, response to stress, and working relationships. …