Using narratives to evaluate psychiatry residents' competence

Stephen B. Shanfield, Clark D. Terrell, John H. Littlefield

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The authors propose a new way to assess the clinical competence of psychiatric residents. Faculty evaluators would be trained by using narrative descriptions of appropriate and inappropriate practice in various clinical settings. The training has the potential to provide more realistic data about the clinical abilities of residents than current methods.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)98-106
Number of pages9
JournalAcademic Psychiatry
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 1 1997

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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    Shanfield, S. B., Terrell, C. D., & Littlefield, J. H. (1997). Using narratives to evaluate psychiatry residents' competence. Academic Psychiatry, 21(2), 98-106.