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Table 3 Rating rubrics

From: Past-behavioural versus situational questions in a postgraduate admissions multiple mini-interview: a reliability and acceptability comparison

Rubrics Definition Scoring
Communication skills This candidate exhibits cooperative behaviour within the session: 5 - All A to E are seen fully.
A. Listening carefully and actively, not interrupting the examiner, and clarifying the meaning of questions asked if necessary 4 - All A to C and either D or E are seen.
B. Clear messages with confidence, not talking too much or too little 3 - All A to C are seen, but neither D nor E is seen.
C. Constructive, open-minded, and optimistic attitudes
D. Using calm and steady voice tone and not talking too fast 2 - Two amongst A, B, and C are seen.
E. Using non-verbal communications: eye contact; gestures; and a relaxed open stance 1 - One amongst A, B, and C is seen.
Red Flag - None of A, B, or C is seen.
Strengths and Certainty of Answers The behaviour s/he presents is true, and can be visualized clearly as if you see a movie: 5 - All A to C are seen fully.
A. Answering every single structured probing question appropriately. 4 - Two amongst A to C are seen fully.
B. Providing you with concrete and specific description of his/her own behaviour 3 - Only one amongst A to C is seen fully.
C. Realistic and flexible decision-making
Faking, or deceptive Impression Management (IM*) should be assessed as “Red Flags”: extensive image creation; image protection; and deceptive ingratiation 2 - Two or three amongst A to C are seen weakly.
1 - Only one amongst A to C is seen weakly.
Red Flag - Any of IM types is observed.
Suitability for the programme Likelihood that this candidate fits the organisational educational ethos: raising the high quality generalist within the specialty. S/he is trainable to pay full attention to biomedical, psychosocial, behavioural, and populational aspects of the patient, being interested in any organ systems or any clinical problems. 5 - S/he can work with us even now, being a self- directed learner with light supervision.
4 - S/he will be competent early during the training.
3 - S/he is tolerably trainable with full supervision.
2 - S/he needs strenuous effort to be competent.
1 - You feel great difficulty to train him/her.
  1. *IM is defined as a process by which people attempt to influence the images others form of them during social interaction [27].