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  1. The use of an objective structured clinical examination with postgraduate residents in pediatrics.

    Article - En anglais


    To evaluate the usefulness of an objective structured clinical examination (OSCE) for assessing and providing feedback to postgraduate residents in pediatrics. designs : A 5-station OSCE given in 1996, based on the educational objectives of a general pediatric training program.

    Each station assessed the residents'interviewing and history-taking skills with a standardized patient.

    The results were correlated with those of the in-training evaluation reports.


    The Department of Paediatrics, University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine, Toronto, Ontario.


    Forty-three of 61 pediatric residents : 14 first-year, 12 second-year, 8 third-year, and 9 fourth-year residents.

    Main Outcome Measures 

    Scores for each of the 5 stations were broken down into 15 points for the checklist, 5 for the global assessment, and 10 for the written postencounter question, for a total score of 150.

    The in-training evaluation report ratings were converted to a 5-point numerical scale, ranging from 1 (unsatisfactory) to 5 (outstanding).


    The mean OSCE score for the 43 pediatric residents was 104.9. Although the residents in their senior year scored higher, there was no statistically significant difference among the 4 years for the total OSCE score or for any of the 5 stations.

    The fourth-year residents'scores on the postencounter questions were significantly (P<. 05) higher than the first-year residents'scores.

    Two residents scored less than 60%. (...)

    Mots-clés Pascal : Médecin, Pédiatrie, Contrôle connaissance, Evaluation, Homme, Enseignement, Utilité, Postuniversitaire

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Physician, Pediatrics, Examination, Evaluation, Human, Teaching

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

    Cote : 98-0102673

    Code Inist : 002B30A09. Création : 22/06/1998.