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Tackling Problem of Grade Inflation in Medical Schools

Grade inflation in medical schools has become a problem. An article in The New York Times’ Well blog discusses changes being implemented to improve medical school evaluations. Educators explain that “Most faculty received little or no training or support in evaluating students … and all worked under grading systems that were subjective and not standardized.” Medical schools will likely adopt a system developed for use in residency training programs that “[assesses] all doctors-in-training with a national standards list, a series of defined skills, or ‘competencies,’ in areas like interpersonal communication, professional behavior and specialty-specific procedures.”

Read it in The New York Times’ Well Blog.

Read the study in Teaching and Learning in Medicine.