Cross-institutional progress testing: feasibility and value to a new medical school

Finucane, Paul and Flannery, Denise and Keane, David and Norman, Geoff (2010) Cross-institutional progress testing: feasibility and value to a new medical school. Medical Education, 44 (2). pp. 184-186. ISSN 03080110

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Medical Education 2010: 44 : 184–186 Objectives This study aimed to examine the feasibility of using a progress test to compare the rate of knowledge acquisition among students at a new medical school with that of students at a comparable but long-established school. Methods As part of an ongoing strategy, we administered the McMaster Personal Progress Index (PPI) on four occasions to the first two cohorts of students enrolled in the graduate-entry medical programme at the University of Limerick. We compared mean PPI scores for students at comparable stages in their courses at both schools. Results To date, the rate of knowledge acquisition is similar in students at both schools. Conclusions Inter-institutional and international collaboration in progress testing is feasible and provides a useful quality assurance tool which can be used by new schools to reassure students, faculty members and accrediting bodies. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]; Copyright of Medical Education is the property of Wiley-Blackwell and its content may not be copied or emailed to multiple sites or posted to a listserv without the copyright holder's express written permission. However, users may print, download, or email articles for individual use. This abstract may be abridged. No warranty is given about the accuracy of the copy. Users should refer to the original published version of the material for the full abstract. (Copyright applies to all Abstracts.)

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Additional Information: Finucane, Paul 1; Email Address: Flannery, Denise 2 Keane, David 2 Norman, Geoff 2; Affiliation: 1: Directorate of Education, Graduate-Entry Medical School, University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland 2: Program for Educational Research and Development, Faculty of Health Sciences, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada; Source Info: Feb2010, Vol. 44 Issue 2, p184; Subject Term: FEASIBILITY studies; Subject Term: MEDICAL education; Subject Term: MEDICAL schools; Subject Term: UNIVERSITY of Limerick (Limerick, Ireland); Subject Term: LIMERICK (Ireland : County); Subject Term: IRELAND; NAICS/Industry Codes: 611310 Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools; Number of Pages: 3p; Illustrations: 1 Graph; Document Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: FEASIBILITY studies; MEDICAL education; MEDICAL schools; UNIVERSITY of Limerick (Limerick, Ireland); LIMERICK (Ireland : County); IRELAND
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