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dc.contributor.authorArcher, J
dc.contributor.authorLynn, N
dc.contributor.authorCoombes, L
dc.contributor.authorRoberts, M
dc.contributor.authorGale, T
dc.contributor.authorRegan de Bere, S
dc.date.accessioned2016-05-21T17:53:45Z
dc.date.accessioned2016-05-21T17:55:16Z
dc.date.issued2016-04-24
dc.identifier.issn1748-5983
dc.identifier.issn1748-5991
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10026.1/4695
dc.description.abstract

<jats:title>Abstract</jats:title><jats:p>National licensing examinations are typically large‐scale examinations taken early in a career or near the point of graduation, and, importantly, success is required to subsequently be able to practice. They are becoming increasingly popular as a method of quality assurance in the medical workforce, but debate about their contribution to patient safety and the improvement of healthcare outcomes continues.</jats:p><jats:p>A systematic review of the national licensing examination literature demonstrates that there is disagreement between assessment experts about the strengths and challenges of licensing examinations. This is characterized by a trans‐Atlantic divide between the dominance of psychometric reliability assurance in North America and the wider interpretations of validity, to include consequences, in Europe. We conclude that the debate might benefit from refocusing to what a national licensing examination should assess: to achieve a balance between assessing a breadth of skills and the capacity for such skills in practice, and focusing less on reproducibility.</jats:p>

dc.format.extent315-322
dc.languageen
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherWiley
dc.relation.replaceshttp://hdl.handle.net/10026.1/4694
dc.relation.replaces10026.1/4694
dc.subjectnational licensing examination
dc.subjectvalidity
dc.subjectinternational medical graduates
dc.subjecttesting
dc.subjectassessment
dc.titleThe medical licensing examination debate
dc.typejournal-article
dc.typeArticle
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plymouth.issue3
plymouth.volume11
plymouth.publication-statusPublished
plymouth.journalRegulation & Governance
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/rego.12118
plymouth.organisational-group/Plymouth
plymouth.organisational-group/Plymouth/Faculty of Health
plymouth.organisational-group/Plymouth/Faculty of Health/Peninsula Medical School
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dcterms.dateAccepted2016-03-08
dc.rights.embargodate2016-10-24
dc.identifier.eissn1748-5991
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rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.1111/rego.12118
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rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2016-04-24
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