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Extending the Interview to All Health Profession School Candidates – Computer-based Assessment for Sampling PERsonal characteristics (CASPer)

Presenter: Kelly Dore, PhD, Assistant Professor, Departments of Obstetrics & Gynecology, CE&B, Program for Educational Research & Development (PERD)

Day:     Wednesday, November 4, 2009
Time:    12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Room:   MDCL-2218

Health professions’ admission committees across the world are faced with the difficult task of selecting from thousands of applicants the few applicants who will be admitted to their training programs. The determinants of this are often a combination of cognitive measures, such as Grade Point Average (GPA) or the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) as well as non-cognitive measures, including interviews, admission essays, and the Multiple Mini Interview (MMI). However, there has been limited success in the development of evaluation tools that will provide reliable and valid measures of an applicant’s non-cognitive qualities.  The exception to this is the MMI; in essence an admission’s OSCE, which has been shown to predict intramural and licensing examination performance. However, the MMI has practical limitations; the sheer volume of candidates for many institutions makes it necessary to develop a reliable and valid strategy for screening candidates’ non-cognitive attributes from a distance.  

This presentation will describe two preliminary studies evaluating the use of CASPer as a pre-interview screening test for “softer skills”, including assessment of correlation with the MMI. 

ICN South Africa
Charlotte Noesgaard, Jennifer Skelly, Olive Wahoush, Iris Mujicia
July 2, 2009

Gladys J. Sharpe Lectureship
"Simulation Technology in Nursing Education"
Thursday April 30, 2009
12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
McMaster University

Charlotte Noesgaard , Director of the Nursing Education Research Unit, would like to thank Dr. David Musson for his donation of 1,000.00 to help support student research. 

To view the brochure and registration form please click here

Why should you attend?

      • To identify the importance of developing and implementing simulation technology in nursing education.
      • To incorporate simulation technology as a key factor for clinical teaching.

What will you learn?

      • Use of simulation in health disciplines.
      • Simulation as emerging learning modality.
      • Developing a culture of safety using simulation.
      • Exemplars of simulation in nursing education.
      • Opportunities for observation and interaction of simulation approaches related to teaching.

Morning Keynote Speaker: Dr. Janet Landeen

Clinical Simulation and McMaster Nursing: Where Are We, How Did We Get Here and Where Are We Going

Audio File of Presentation: Click here


Workshops Session A:

High Fidelity Simulation for Nursing Student Education: Experiences with Intra-professional Team Training ~~Facilitators: Brenda Leonard, Elaine Shuhaibar, Ruth Chen 
This workshop will share experiences related to the use of high-fidelity simulation to train undergraduate BScN students across all 4 levels of the nursing program to manage acute Paediatric and adult clinical situations.

One Small School’s Experience Adopting and Integrating Simulation as a Teaching Strategy
Facilitator: Elizabeth Horsley 
In the workshop participants will learn how one small new university program embarked on the journey to use simulation.

Using Standardized Patients Effectively in Clinical Teaching

Facilitator: Joyce Zazulak 
Participants will gain better understanding of using standardized patients for effective clinical teaching.

Workshops Session B:

Designing High Fidelity Simulation in Nursing Curricula: Considerations and Lessons Learned 
Facilitator: Joanna Pierazzo 
This workshop will allow participants an opportunity to understand the use of high-fidelity manikins in nursing education.

One Small School ’s Experience Adopting and Integrating Simulation as a Teaching Strategy 
Facilitator: Elizabeth Horsley (see PowerPoint presentation file in Session A) 
In the workshop participants will learn how one small new university program embarked on the journey to use simulation.

How Much is Enough? Enhancing Teaching and Learning Through the Use of Simulation
Facilitator: Joyce Zazulak 
This workshop will explore the integration into a nursing curriculum with an emphasis on getting started, where/when is simulation appropriate and best practices.

Using Standardized Patients Effectively in 
Clinical Teaching
Facilitator: Bradley High, Dr. Joyce Zazulak 
Participants will gain better understanding of using standardized patients for effective clinical teaching.

Debriefing within the Simulation Training Construct

Facilitator: Greg Peachey 
And the end of this workshop participants will understand the relationship between training objectives and the debriefing process. 

Keynote Speaker: Dr. David Musson

Teaching Teamwork in Healthcare: Is Simulation the Magic Bullet? 
Audio File of Presentation: Click Here


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