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Rochester, Minnesota 55905


We will conduct a faculty development workshop with intent to improve interrater reliability and rater accuracy. Outcomes will include interrater reliability, accuracy, and workshop evaluations.

Study summary:

Hypothesis: An intervention for training faculty preceptors on the use of the mini-CEX will improve inter-rater reliability and classification accuracy. Methods. We will develop a faculty development workshop aimed at improving the inter-rater reliability and accuracy of mini-CEX scores. To evaluate the workshop we will conduct a randomized, controlled trial. Preceptors will be randomly assigned to immediate or delayed workshop. The primary outcome will be inter-rater reliability of mini-CEX scores as preceptors rate videotaped resident-patient encounters before and four weeks after the workshop. We will also evaluate the accuracy of performance classifications. We will also collect mini-CEX ratings of actual resident-patient interactions one year preceding and one year following the workshop, and calculate interrater reliability. Statistical methods. Inter-rater reliability will be determined using the intraclass correlation coefficient (ICC) and corresponding confidence intervals. ICC will be used to determine chance-corrected agreement (accuracy). Discrimination (differences in mean scores among scripted levels of performance) will also be evaluated as a measure of accuracy. Scientific basis. Clinical performance assessments constitute a key element of resident education. The effect of rater training on the inter-rater reliability of mini-CEX scores is unknown. This workshop will utilize methods (rater error and field of reference training) shown to be effective in improving rater accuracy in non-medical fields. Inclusion criteria. All internal medicine residency continuity clinic preceptors are eligible.


Inclusion Criteria: - Internal medicine residency continuity clinic preceptor at Mayo Clinic Rochester Minnesota Exclusion Criteria: - None



Primary Contact:

Principal Investigator
David A Cook, MD, MHPE
Mayo Clinic

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Location Contact:

Rochester, Minnesota 55905
United States

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Site Status: N/A

Data Source: ClinicalTrials.gov

Date Processed: February 04, 2019

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