Use of 360-degree assessment of residents in internal medicine in a Danish setting: a feasibility study

P Allerup, K Aspegren, E Ejlersen, G Jørgensen, A Malchow-Møller, M K Møller, O B Rasmussen, A Rohold, B Sørensen

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BACKGROUND: The aim of the study was to explore the feasibility of 360 degree assessment in early specialist training in a Danish setting. Present Danish postgraduate training requires assessment of specific learning objectives. Residency in Internal Medicine was chosen for the study. It has 65 learning objectives to be assessed. We considered 22 of these suitable for assessment by 360-degrees assessment. METHODS: Medical departments of six hospitals contributed 42 interns to the study. Each resident was assessed by ten persons of whom one was a secretary, four were nurses and five senior doctors. The assessors spent 14.5 minutes (median) to fill in the forms. RESULTS: Of the 22 chosen objectives, 15 could reliably be assessed by doctors, 7 by nurses and none by secretaries. CONCLUSIONS: The method was practical in busy clinical departments and was well accepted by the assessors. Reliability of the method was acceptable. It discrimintated satisfactorily between the good and not so good performers.
Udgivelsesdato: Mar
Original languageEnglish
JournalMedical Teacher
Issue number2-3
Pages (from-to)166-70
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 1. Mar 2007


  • Clinical Competence
  • Denmark
  • Educational Measurement
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Internal Medicine
  • Internship and Residency
  • Male
  • Nurses
  • Physicians
  • Reproducibility of Results
  • Self Assessment (Psychology)

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