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CLIME Grand Rounds with David Cook, MD

Title: How good are your learner assessments: could the evidence convince a jury?

Presented by: David A. Cook, MD, MHPE
Professor of Medical Education, Mayo Clinic - Rochester
Professor of Medicine, Mayo Clinic - Rochester

Attend in person (R&T Auditorium at Harborview Medical Center, Seattle) OR attend remotely via Zoom Conference.

Lunch is provided for those attending in person - please RSVP so we can order enough food!

Lunch will be available starting at 12:00pm. The presentation will begin promptly at 12:30pm so give yourself extra time to settle in.

About the presentation:
How good are the assessments we're using? How do we define "good"? And what are they good for? David Cook, Professor of Medical Education, will address these questions in a grand rounds session.  He'll discuss learner assessment as a diagnostic test, present an "evidence and argument" framework for judging the validity of decisions (diagnoses) based on assessment results, and show how this framework applies to a commonly-used assessment tool He will highlight issues for attention in future research and conclude by discussing the concept of qualitative assessment, and explaining how validity frameworks apply to this approach.

At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Define validity, and explain why it is helpful to focus on decisions rather than instruments when talking about assessment validity;
  • Outline the central role of the validity argument;
  • Describe two contemporary frameworks for thinking about assessment validation;
  • Use five sources of validity evidence to structure a coherent validity argument.

The University of Washington School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Washington School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 77.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. (This session approved for 1.0 credit.)