Team-based assessment of professional behavior in medical students
Introducrion: Self and peer a
ssessment provides important information about the individual’s performance and behavior in all aspects of their professional environment work. The aim of this study is to evaluate the professional behavior and performance in medical students in the form of team based assessment.
Methods: In a cross-sectional study, 100 medical students in the 7th year
of education were randomly selected and enrolled; for each student five
questionnaires were filled out, including one self-assessment, two peer
assessments and two residents assessment. The scoring system of the
questionnaires was based on seven point Likert scale. After filling out the
questions in the questionnaire, numerical data and written comments
provided to the students were collected, analyzed and discussed. Internal
consistency (Cronbach’s alpha) of the questionnaires was assessed. A p<0.05 was considered as significant.
Results: Internal consistency was acceptable (Cronbach’s alpha 0.83). Interviews revealed that the majority of students and assessors interviewed found the method acceptable. The range of scores was 1-6 (Mean+SD=4.39+0.57) for the residents' assessment, 2-6 (Mean+SD=4.49+0.53) for peer assessment, and 3-7 (Mean+SD=5.04+0.32) for self-assessment There was a significant difference between self assessment and other methods of assessment.
Conclusions: This study demonstrates that a team-based assessment is an
acceptable and feasible method for peer and self-assessment of medical
students’ learning in a clinical clerkship, and has some advantages over
traditional assessment methods. Further studies are needed to focus on the
strengths and weaknesses.
Keywords: Assessment, Students, Professional, Behavior
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