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Type: Journal article
Title: Achieving equal standards in medical student education: is a national exit examination the answer?
Author: Koczwara, B.
Tattersall, M.
Barton, M.
Coventry, B.
Dewar, J.
Miller, J.
Olver, I.
Schwarz, M.
Starmer, D.
Turner, D.
Stockler, M.
Citation: Medical Journal of Australia, 2005; 182(5):228-230
Publisher: Australasian Med Publ Co Ltd
Issue Date: 2005
ISSN: 0025-729X
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Bogda Koczwara, Martin H N Tattersall, Michael B Barton, Brendon J Coventry, Joanna M Dewar, Jeremy L Millar, Ian N Olver, Max A Schwarz, Darren L Starmer, David R Turner and Martin R Stockler, for the Cancer Council of Australia Oncology Education Committee
Abstract: Although it is commonly assumed that the quality of medical school education in Australia is uniformly high, there is no national process for assessing its outcomes. There is substantial variability in the content of medical school curricula, and the process of curriculum change is becoming more challenging because of intense competition for time and space in the course. A national exit examination could provide a uniform standard of assessment for all medical school graduates in Australia, as well as foreign graduates applying to work in Australia. Such an examination could assess medical school outcomes, monitor the effects of curriculum change, and provide a benchmark for new medical schools that would help medical curricula evolve to better meet society’s needs.
Keywords: Humans; Curriculum; Education, Medical, Undergraduate; Educational Measurement; Clinical Competence; Schools, Medical; Students, Dental; Foreign Medical Graduates; Benchmarking; Australia
Description: The document attached has been archived with permission from the editor of the Medical Journal of Australia. An external link to the publisher’s copy is included.
RMID: 0020052762
DOI: 10.5694/j.1326-5377.2005.tb06672.x
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