Academic Psychiatry

, Volume 29, Issue 1, pp 76–81

Residents’ Perception of Effectiveness of Twelve Evaluation Methods for Measuring Competency

  • Kay K. Cogbill
  • Patricia S. O’Sullivan
  • James Clardy
Original Article

Abstract

Objective: The authors assessed residents’ perceptions of techniques used to evaluate competency. Methods: Psychiatry residents from a single program rated 12 evaluation techniques for their effectiveness to measure resident competency. They rated each method for 25 selected skills reflecting the six general competencies. Results: Sixteen residents (70%) completed the survey. Responses indicated that different methods were effective for different competencies. Residents saw objective structured clinical examinations and standardized patients as equally effective. They favored the 360° evaluation method for all competencies except medical knowledge. Resident perception of the effective techniques differed from preferred techniques identified by measurement experts. Conclusions: Residency program directors using guidelines from the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) to select preferred evaluations may find that residents do not have the same perceptions.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kay K. Cogbill
    • 1
  • Patricia S. O’Sullivan
    • 1
  • James Clardy
    • 1
  1. 1.College of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry and Office of Educational DevelopmentUniversity of Arkansas for Medical SciencesLittle RockUSA

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