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Undergraduate medical student attitudes to the peer assessment of professional behaviours in two medical schools.

Authors
  • Garner, Jayne
  • McKendree, Jean
  • O'Sullivan, Helen
  • Taylor, David
Type
Published Article
Journal
Education for primary care : an official publication of the Association of Course Organisers, National Association of GP Tutors, World Organisation of Family Doctors
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2010
Volume
21
Issue
1
Pages
32–37
Identifiers
PMID: 20202319
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The objective of this study was to investigate medical school student views on the peer assessment of professional behaviours. Focus groups were held with students at two northern England medical schools which were using peer assessment. The study showed that preparing students to give and receive feedback was a key aspect in the successful delivery of peer assessment. Medical school students are generally positive about the peer assessment of professional behaviours. However, they expressed mixed views about anonymity and how information was to be used. The results imply that peer assessment could offer valuable feedback for formative learning.

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