Author: M. M. Verheggen, G.J.J. van Doornum, A.M.M. Muijtjens, J. W. Mouton, E. J. Kuijper, H.L. Zaaijer, E.G.W. Huijskens, A.P. van Dam and F. H. van Tiel Publication Year: 2014
Summary: This study explores the feasibility and validity of a progress test in postgraduate education with a focus on microbiology and virology.
Description: Modern postgraduate training in medical microbiology requires more objective tools to monitor knowledge during the training than interviews by responsible educational supervisors.

The aim of this paper was to evaluate the feasibility and validity of a progress test (PT) to enable formative assessment of the knowledge development in a postgraduate training in medical microbiology. Data consisted of the scores of all trainees attending the annual PTs in the 5-year postgraduate Medical Microbiology training in the Netherlands from 2005 until 2010. Knowledge development as measured by the PT was analysed per PT by one-way ANOVA over year groups. In addition a longitudinal analysis (repeated measures ANOVA) was applied to the scores of the subgroup of trainees who participated in a four year sequence of PTs.

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