What is it about?

This article explains the new clinical assessment that was introduced into our school post pandemic shutdown. Each clinical session is evaluated for level of independence and competence. There is graduation requirement of 80% meeting or exceeding expectations.

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Why is it important?

Our new assessment is used to create a student centered clinical educational experience. It allows for early intervention of students requiring more instruction. It also creates a sliding scale of minimum requirements needed from each student. If competence is not demonstrated within the minimum number of procedures, students will keep working until that competence is achieved.


Since its implementation in June of 2020, this new assessment has become a part of each clinical grade and has given rise to many developments in other aspects of clinical education. It has provided a new source of data that many different disciplines have found helpful in the management of our large student body.

Dara Rogers
Tufts University

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This page is a summary of: Advancement of qualitative, longitudinal clinical assessment: The daily clinical assessment, Journal of Dental Education, April 2022, Wiley,
DOI: 10.1002/jdd.12937.
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