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January 1977

Medical Student Performance Skills in Otolaryngology

Author Affiliations

Johanna Jones
From the Department of Otolaryngology and Maxillofacial Surgery (Dr Harker) and Medicine Administration (Ms Jones), University of Iowa College of Medicine, Iowa City.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1977;103(1):19-21. doi:10.1001/archotol.1977.00780180057004

• A clinical rating scale was developed to assess clinical skills of third-year medical students completing a two-week required clerkship in otolaryngology. Thirty-seven students in six consecutive small groups were rated with the instrument by themselves, their student peers, and the departmental staff, and the ratings compared. The instrument was usable and acceptance was good. Agreement among the different rating bodies was poor, but single observations by staff or peers were suitably reliable when multiple raters were used. The "halo effect" was particularly evident in staff ratings.

(Arch Otolaryngol 103:19-21, 1977)