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Educational Assessment, Evaluation, and Research | Medical Education

Abstract

This document outlines student assessment methods used in undergraduate medical education. It highlights the strengths and limitations of each method, lists relevant competency domains and indicates whether the method is formative or summative. Assessment methods highlighted include authentic assessment, case presentation, chart review, direct observation, discussion, interactive computer assessment, journal, Mini-CEX (Clinical Evaluation Exercise), verbal examination, OSCE (Objective Structured Clinical Examination), peer assessment, portfolio, Script Concordance Test (SCT), self-assessment, reflection, simulation, small group interaction, survey, questionnaire, written examination (multiple choice or short answer), written log or prescription, checklist, rating scale, rubric and narrative response.

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