Summary:

Assessment of students and healthcare professionals is the subject of the 15th Ottawa Conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 9th – 13th March. The March 2012 issue of Medical Teacher includes a commentary and a series of articles that highlight challenging ideas for the future of assessment. The below articles are available as free downloads in the hope that they will help to stimulate discussion both at the Conference and further afield.
A model for programmatic assessment fit for purpose Van der Vleuten et al, p205-214

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Assessment of students and healthcare professionals is the subject of the 15th Ottawa Conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 9th – 13th March. The March 2012 issue of Medical Teacher includes a commentary and a series of articles that highlight challenging ideas for the future of assessment. The below articles are available as free downloads in the hope that they will help to stimulate discussion both at the Conference and further afield.
A model for programmatic assessment fit for purpose Van der Vleuten et al, p205-214
Evidence within a portfolio –based assessment program: What do medical students select to document their performance? Dannefer et al, p215-220
Student perspectives on assessment: Experience in a competency-based portfolio system Altahawi et al, p221-225
The use of programmatic assessment in the clinical workplace: A Maastricht case report Driessen et al, p226-231
The articles can be downloaded free of charge from the Medical Teacher website. Two new AMEE guides are also available for free download.

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