Assessing clinical competency: reports from discussion groups. Conference Paper uri icon


  • This report describes proposed new models for assessment of eight of the nine clinical competencies the American Veterinary Medical Association Council on Education requires for accreditation. The models were developed by discussion groups at the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges' Clinical Competency Symposium. Clinical competencies and proposed models (in parentheses) are described. Competency 1: comprehensive patient diagnosis (neurologic examination on a dog, clinical reasoning skills); Competency 2: comprehensive treatment planning (concept mapping, computerized case studies); Competency 3: anesthesia, pain management (student portfolio); Competency 4: surgery skills (objective structured clinical examination, cased-based examination, "super dog" model); Competency 5: medicine skills (clinical reasoning and case management, skills checklist); Competency 6: emergency and intensive care case management (computerized case study or scenario); Competency 7: health promotion, disease prevention/biosecurity (360 degrees evaluation, case-based computer simulation); Competency 8: client communications and ethical conduct (Web-based evaluation forms, client survey, communicating with stakeholders, telephone conversation, written scenario-based cases). The report also describes faculty recognition for participating in clinical competency assessments.

published proceedings

  • J Vet Med Educ

author list (cited authors)

  • Turnwald, G., Stone, E., Bristol, D., Fuentealba, C., Hardie, L., Hellyer, P., ... Warner, A.

citation count

  • 12

complete list of authors

  • Turnwald, Grant||Stone, Elizabeth||Bristol, David||Fuentealba, Carmen||Hardie, Lizette||Hellyer, Peter||Jaeger, Laurie||Kerwin, Sharon||Kochevar, Deborah||Lissemore, Kerry||Olsen, Christopher||Rogers, Kenita||Sabin, Beth||Swanson, Cliff||Warner, Angeline

publication date

  • January 2008