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  1. Pilot study of explicit grading criteria in the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology Part II examination.

    Article - En anglais


    The purpose of this study was to identify specific competencies that differentiated passing from failing performance on the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology Part II oral board certification examination.


    A total of 363 candidates were rated in 18 areas of competence defined by behavioral criteria.

    Data were analyzed to determine which areas best discriminated between passing and failing candidates.


    In both parts of the examination, the ability to develop a comprehensive treatment plan was most influential.

    After that, specific interview and observational skills discriminated best.

    Failing candidates had most difficulty detecting and following informational and affective cues in their interview ofa patient and presenting a biopsychosocial formulation and comprehensive treatment plan.


    Specific candidate competencies related to passing and failing performance can be identified and assessed by a rating scale of observable behaviors on the board certification examination in psychiatry.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Spécialité médicale, Psychiatrie, Echec universitaire, Enseignement universitaire, Aptitude professionnelle, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Homme

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Medical specialty, Psychiatry, College failure, Higher education, Vocational aptitude, United States, North America, America, Human

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 96-0395500

    Code Inist : 002B18H04. Création : 10/04/1997.