[279] The Best of KeyLIME #6 for Summer 2020

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KeyLIMErs know that we talk about assessment a lot. Assessment has always been the sexier older sibling to other major aspects of meded, such as curriculum. Assessment always gets the publications, the grants, the exam committees, the competence committees, the appeals, the lawyers, the Karolinska Prizes, the Hollywood glitz. Curriculum stays home and watches Netflix again. But are we really fooling ourselves into keeping busy with all of this “assessment” activity?

Are all these forms and ratings just the meded equivalent of Monty Python’s machine-that-goes-bing? (See: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=arCITMfxvEc). This speaks to the perennial question of validity.

Authors: Marceau et. al.

Publication details: Validity as a social imperative for assessment in health professions education: a concept analysis. Med Educ. 2018 Jun;52(6):641-653

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