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Faculty evaluations of resident medical knowledge: can they be used to predict American Board of Surgery In-Training Examination performance?

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Elfenbein, DM; Sippel, RS; McDonald, R; Watson, T; Scarborough, JE; Migaly, J
Published in: Am J Surg
June 2015

BACKGROUND: The American Board of Surgery In-Training Examination (ABSITE) offers annual assessment of resident medical knowledge. We sought to determine if ongoing end-of-rotation evaluations by faculty of residents' medical knowledge correlate with ABSITE performance. METHODS: Retrospective cross-sectional study was conducted over 3 years at 2 institutions. Faculty rated residents' clinical knowledge as part of a global summative evaluation. The intraclass correlation coefficient and convergent validity between faculty evaluations and ABSITE performance were assessed. RESULTS: A total of 1,562 faculty evaluations were completed for about 147 residents. There was poor agreement among faculty for each resident, with intraclass correlation coefficients of less than 0.2. Spearman's correlation coefficient was calculated for evaluations and ABSITE scores and were found to be weakly correlative at one institution and not correlated at all at the other. Finally, evaluations across quartiles of resident ABSITE scores were examined and show no correlation. CONCLUSION: Faculty evaluations of resident medical knowledge correlate poorly with resident ABSITE performance, and should not be used as an ongoing predictive tool.

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Am J Surg

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EISSN

1879-1883

Publication Date

June 2015

Volume

209

Issue

6

Start / End Page

1095 / 1101

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • United States
  • Surgery
  • Retrospective Studies
  • Reproducibility of Results
  • Internship and Residency
  • Humans
  • General Surgery
  • Faculty, Medical
  • Educational Measurement
  • Education, Medical, Graduate
 

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Elfenbein, D. M., Sippel, R. S., McDonald, R., Watson, T., Scarborough, J. E., & Migaly, J. (2015). Faculty evaluations of resident medical knowledge: can they be used to predict American Board of Surgery In-Training Examination performance? Am J Surg, 209(6), 1095–1101. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.amjsurg.2014.08.042
Elfenbein, Dawn M., Rebecca S. Sippel, Robert McDonald, Tammy Watson, John E. Scarborough, and John Migaly. “Faculty evaluations of resident medical knowledge: can they be used to predict American Board of Surgery In-Training Examination performance?Am J Surg 209, no. 6 (June 2015): 1095–1101. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.amjsurg.2014.08.042.
Elfenbein DM, Sippel RS, McDonald R, Watson T, Scarborough JE, Migaly J. Faculty evaluations of resident medical knowledge: can they be used to predict American Board of Surgery In-Training Examination performance? Am J Surg. 2015 Jun;209(6):1095–101.
Elfenbein, Dawn M., et al. “Faculty evaluations of resident medical knowledge: can they be used to predict American Board of Surgery In-Training Examination performance?Am J Surg, vol. 209, no. 6, June 2015, pp. 1095–101. Pubmed, doi:10.1016/j.amjsurg.2014.08.042.
Elfenbein DM, Sippel RS, McDonald R, Watson T, Scarborough JE, Migaly J. Faculty evaluations of resident medical knowledge: can they be used to predict American Board of Surgery In-Training Examination performance? Am J Surg. 2015 Jun;209(6):1095–1101.
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Published In

Am J Surg

DOI

EISSN

1879-1883

Publication Date

June 2015

Volume

209

Issue

6

Start / End Page

1095 / 1101

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • United States
  • Surgery
  • Retrospective Studies
  • Reproducibility of Results
  • Internship and Residency
  • Humans
  • General Surgery
  • Faculty, Medical
  • Educational Measurement
  • Education, Medical, Graduate