Metrics for objective Assessment

Surg Endosc. 2003 Feb;17(2):220-6. doi: 10.1007/s00464-002-8869-8. Epub 2002 Nov 20.


As the need for improved methods of assessing surgical competence grows, it is imperative to establish the basic infrastructure to ensure the ability to communicate among educators, education researchers, responsible training bodies, and credentialing boards. A workshop was conducted to provide a foundation for communication and a standardization of definitions, measurements, and criteria. Future conferences and workshops will be needed to review and refine this initial framework.

Publication types

  • Consensus Development Conference
  • Evaluation Study
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Australia
  • Clinical Competence / standards*
  • Curriculum / standards
  • General Surgery / classification
  • General Surgery / education
  • General Surgery / standards*
  • Process Assessment, Health Care / methods*
  • Process Assessment, Health Care / standards*
  • Reproducibility of Results
  • Research
  • Task Performance and Analysis