Direct Observation

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Definition: the process of observing a learner (e.g., student, resident) during an actual patient encounter for the purpose of assessing clinical skills

Aim: to help preceptors gather accurate information about a learner’s performance in real-life clinical scenarios

Assessment: communication skills, history taking, physical exam techniques, information giving, procedural skills, professionalism, entrustable professional activities (EPAs), and evaluation of competence

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TY - ELEC T1 - Direct Observation ID - 618180 ED - Cabana,Michael D, BT - 5-Minute Pediatric Consult UR - PB - Wolters Kluwer ET - 8 DB - Pediatrics Central DP - Unbound Medicine ER -