The integrated course lecture is one of the main revolutions in medical education of the Medical College of National Taiwan University in the past 7 years. However, this integrated course lecture was mainly focused on the medical students before their internship. The ability to integrate medical knowledge and clinical performance is also stressed in intern training. However, testing this ability in interns is important. This type of test was done for the first time in 1998. The purpose of this study is to analyze the results of this integrated test of clinical education and collect items, and opinions about the test. Results of this study showed that there was good distribution in the difficulty level, but the discrimination of test items is somewhat poor. It is suggested that more questions with a better discrimination level be included in future tests. Opinions about each test item showed that the most students were satisfied with the degree of question clarification, degree of difficulty, degree of pondering, and practicing in medicine. In summary, the initial experience with an integrated test for interns can provide important information to improve the quality clinical practice and thus in medical education.
|Translated title of the contribution||Examination of the Clinical Competence of Medical Graduates|
|Original language||Traditional Chinese|
|Number of pages||5|
|Publication status||Published - 1999|