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  1. Measuring the ability of residents to manage oncologic problems.

    Article, Communication - En anglais

    Annual meeting of the Society for Surgical Oncology. Houston, Texas (USA), 1994/03/17.


    An OSCE was used to measure the ability of a cohort of residents to manage oncologic problems.


    Nine oncologic clinical problems were presented to 56 surgical residents.

    Each problem contained a 5-minute data-gathering period (DGP) and a 5-minute data-interpretation period (DIP).

    A performance score was determined for each resident for each problem.

    Reliability was estimated by coefficient alpha ; validity, by the construct of experience.

    Wilks's lambda criterion was used to determine whether training level could be identified by OSCE performance.


    The DGP reliability was 0.80 ; the DIP, 0.49.

    Senior residents performed significantly better than junior residents (P=0.0001), who performed significantly better than interns (P=0.0009).

    Of the residents, 62% were competent on the DGP, but only 21% on the DIP.

    Important deficits in knowledge and clinical skills were apparent at all levels of training.


    The education and evaluation of residents in oncology need improvement.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Tumeur maligne, Stratégie, Diagnostic, Traitement, Evaluation performance, Résident, Formation professionnelle, Résultat, Homme, Cancérologie

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Malignant tumor, Strategy, Diagnosis, Treatment, Performance evaluation, Resident, Occupational training, Result, Human, Cancerology

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    Cote : 97-0210012

    Code Inist : 002B30A09. Création : 21/05/1997.