Validity of final examinations in undergraduate medical training

van der Vleuten, Cees
November 2000
BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);11/11/2000, Vol. 321 Issue 7270, p1217
Academic Journal
Examines the viability of continuous assessment and final examinations in medical education in Great Britain. Questions regarding the validity and reliability of final examinations; Lack of feedback and opportunities for correction associated with such exams; Need for more professionally authentic assessment to judge clinical competence; Belief that continuous assessment encourages continuous learning.


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