D. H. Kuiper, M.D., F.A.C.P.; R. E. Darnell, Ph.D.; T. M. Johnson, F.A.C.P.; F. M. Dawson
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During the past academic year an ex-Navy corpsman physician's assistant participated in a pilot research project by serving as an instructor of procedural skills for physical diagnosis to first-year medical students. A system was devised to evaluate whether the physician's assistant's performance was of sufficient caliber to ensure the students attaining a high degree of competency. This evaluation included ratings of student performances by instructors, ratings of the course by the students, ratings of the physician's assistant by the students, and behavioral observations by trained observers. Based on these observations, a number of hypotheses were developed and presented to the
Kuiper DH, Darnell RE, Johnson TM, Dawson FM. An Evaluation Model for Physician Assistants as Instructors of Physical Diagnosis.. Ann Intern Med. ;76:855–856. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-76-5-855_4
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1972;76(5):855-856.
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