Students will be
evaluated within all 4 modules (Clinical, Simulation, Ultrasound, Didactic).
It is important to keep the atmosphere for simulation safe and
constructive for students. Introducing rigorous performance
assessment measures will create a barrier to this safe environment
that allows students to openly discuss the case and care for the
patient. Often simulated cases are created to stretch the students'
knowledge and this is reinforced with immediate case specific
formative feedback in the debriefing session. We do however plan to
evaluate students based on their communication skills. We will
purposefully avoid evaluating them on the basis of medical
knowledge. Separately, for procedural task training, faculty will
employ deliberate practice and mastery learning techniques and
students will be assessed on their final ability to competently
perform a given task.
Students will receive real-time instruction and formative feedback
from EM faculty. We plan to employ deliberate practice and mastery
learning techniques and students will be assessed on their final
ability to properly use the ultrasound device and identify given
Didactic - As
part of the assessment of students' professionalism, they will be
expected to attend all didactic sessions.
As a different way
of looking at assessment, students will be evaluated based on all 6 core
Knowledge - final
exam, clinical shift module
and communication skills - clinical shift module, simulation module
Professionalism, Moral Reasoning, and Ethical Judgment - clinical
simulation module, ultrasound module, didactic module
Skills and Patient Care - clinical shift module, procedural task
training, ultrasound module
Learning, Problem Solving, and Personal Growth - clinical shift
Community Context of Healthcare - clinical shift module, narrative
Students can schedule a time with the EM
coordinator to view a summary compilation of these evaluations.