Tag Archives: evaluations

Most Popular Reviews (1)

(public domain via Pixabay.com) Here’s a look back at some the most popular DR MERL reviews. Gender Bias: How Did They Do That? Interviews Of Female Full Professors Authors interviewed 87% of the female full professors at the University of … Continue reading

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If You Can’t Say Something Nice, Don’t Say Nothing At All: Thumper’s Rule And How Faculty Interpret Narrative Comments On Resident Evaluations

  In this qualitative study using constructivist grounded theory analysis, investigators describe how faculty interpret narrative comments on residents’ in-training evaluation. De-identified narrative comments of 126 residents were distributed to 24 faculty who were each asked to review 15-16 documents and sort them into … Continue reading

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Can You Observe Me AFTER Him (or Her)?  Prior Observations Affect Graders of High-Stakes Evaluations

 Replicating the results of experiment, investigators found that examiners’ ratings of candidates in two very different high-stakes behavioral testing situations were affected by the performance of prior candidates.  The first group of scores were from 2,272 takers of a UK … Continue reading

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Does A Milestone-Based Evaluation Have Better Discriminatory Ability? Yes and No.

    Residency programs across the country have recently transitioned to a Milestone-based evaluation form in response to ACGME’s call to measure and report resident performance via education milestones. Prior to this change, many evaluation systems relied on the Dreyfus … Continue reading

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How Should Classroom Faculty Achieve High Global Teacher Effectiveness Ratings? Beauty And Charisma Help

   In this lovely qualitative study, entering first-year medical students listened to 2-minute podcast clips of lectures previously given by well-rated (>4 on a 5-point Likert global scale) or poorly-rated (<3 on the same scale) faculty members.  During the podcast … Continue reading

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50% Fewer Students Needed For Course Evaluations

A multi-site, multi-country study shows that far fewer students are needed to evaluate a course, if they are asked to predict the opinion of their classmates instead of give their own. The predictive model of evaluation required input from 50% … Continue reading

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Do Residents Like Evaluating Their Attendings?

The quick answer is no – they find it time-consuming and wonder whether it is worth it.  Residents felt it was most important that they provide feedback on attendings perceived as either much better or much worse than average. Some … Continue reading

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