An analysis of the contribution of a patient-based component to a clinical licensure examination

Gerrow, Jack D.; Murphy, Joseph; Boyd, Marcia A.; Scott, David A.
October 2006
Journal of the American Dental Association (JADA);Oct2006, Vol. 137 Issue 10, p1434
Academic Journal
The article discusses the results of a study which examined the validity of the patient-based component in the clinical licensure examinations of the National Dental Examining Board of Canada. The patient-based component did not affect the validity or decision making and did not prevent the candidates from obtaining certification. Only 12 out of the 1,063 candidates failed the three attempts to pass the patient-based component.


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