Predictive validity of measurements of clinical competence using the team objective structured bedside assessment (TOSBA): assessing the clinical competence of final year medical students.

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Medical teacher, ISSN: 1466-187X, Vol: 31, Issue: 11, Page: e545-50

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Meagher, Frances M; Butler, Marcus W; Miller, Stanley D W; Costello, Richard W; Conroy, Ronan M; McElvaney, Noel G
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Medicine; Social Sciences; Clinical Competence; Education; Medical; Undergraduate; Educational Measurement; Group Processes; Hospitals; Teaching; Humans; Students; Medicine and Health Sciences
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The importance of valid and reliable assessment of student competence and performance is gaining increased recognition. Provision of valid patient-based formative assessment is an increasing challenge for clinical teachers in a busy hospital setting. A formative assessment tool that reliably predicts performance in the summative setting would be of value to both students and teachers.