Abel, Wendel D; Denbow, Charles E.; Ali, Z.; Dockery, K.; Hickling, Frederick W.
Author Affiliation, Ana.
Department of Comunity Health and Psychiatry
Reliability and Validity of the Final Examination in Medicine and Therapeutics at the University of the West Indies [Abstract]
West Indian Medical Journal
Date of Publication
52 Suppl. 6
Objective: This study seeks to determine the reliability and concurrent validity of the final medicine and therapeutics examination. Method: The final examination in medicine and therapeutics consists of a written test, a multiple-choice examination and an objective structured clinical examination (OSCE). In 2003, a total of 210 students sat the examination across four campuses. The mean and standard deviation were calculated for students' scores on the two largest campuses, St. Augustine and Mona. Cronbach's alpha was calculated to measure reliability. Pearson's correlation between students' scores on all three components of the examination was determined to evaluate the concurrent validity.Conclusion: The OSCE has been shown to have good reliability and overall the examination has good concurrent validity....