Inter-site consistency at a multi-site psychiatry clerkship

Margo Shultes Von Schlageter, Eun Mi Park, Phebe Tucker

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Abstract

Objective: This study examines the effects of clinical site assignment within a multiple-site psychiatry clerkship program on the convergent outcome of the National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME) subject examination. Method: NBME scores, controlled for baseline pre-clerkship knowledge base as measured by second year human behavior scores, were compared for inpatient and outpatient clinical clerkship sites. Results: No effect of clinical site assignment on NBME scores was demonstrated, suggesting that inter-site consistency occurred for the performance outcomes measured. Conclusions: Similar assessments can help other clerkship directors monitor clinical sites for quality of their educational programs, which is increasingly important as medical schools expand their clinical sites to community-based programs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)356-359
Number of pages4
JournalAcademic Psychiatry
Volume30
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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