Journal: Medical Education Author: Lurie, S.J. Publication Date: Jan 2012 Volume Number: 46 Issue: 1 Page Numbers: 49-57
Description: This paper explores the historical trends towards framing the expectations of doctors in terms of global competencies. The author argues that such competencies are phrased in language that is prescriptive rather than descriptive, and models of competency are legislated rather than grounded in empirical data, meaning that such models are unlikely to reflect actual human behaviour. He highlights three related conceptual areas that require increased clarity in efforts to measure clinical behaviours.
Support links: History and practice of competency-based assessment.