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Key Literature in Medical Education (KeyLIME) is a weekly podcast produced by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

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Dec 5, 2017

Coming to you from ICRE 2017, this is the second recording from KeyLIME Live where we were joined by co-hosts Glenn Regehr and Karen Hauer. Part 2 finds the co-hosts discussing an observational study where the authors assert that the #meded literature lacks studies that provide validity evidence for workplace-based assessments (WBAs).

As any frequent listener knows, the hosts have often discussed the importance of the contemporary shift away from high-stakes, end-of-training exams, to programmatic assessment, an approaching involving a system that emphasizes WBAs sampled in authentic environments, often with direct observation, and collated in meaningful ways for decision-making. Will this paper change their point of view? Listen to find out!

Authors: Naidoo S, Lopes S, Patterson F, Mead HM, MacLeod S.

Publication details: Can colleagues', patients' and supervisors' assessments predict successful completion of postgraduate medical training? Med Educ. 2017. 51(4):423-431. PubMed Link

View the abstract here

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