Journal article

The effect of clinical targets on productivity and perceptions of clinical competency.

MA Stacey, MV Morgan, C Wright

J Dent Educ | Published : 1998

Abstract

This study investigated the effect of clinical targets on clinical productivity and perceptions of clinical competency of final-year undergraduate dental students. Students were randomly divided into two equal groups. One group was set annual numerical clinical targets while the other had no targets. All final-year students and final-year clinical teachers were asked to complete a questionnaire rating six different aspects of student clinical competency at the end of semester 1 and semester 2. Changes in perception of clinical competency by students and clinical teachers were compared between the target and no-target groups and between students and clinical teachers. The clinical output of b..

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