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Table 2 Clerkship students´ self-ratings on the ability to perform a task (I can) and the history in performing a task (I did) as well as the supervisors’ rating on the students´ ability to perform the task (the student can) in relation to a 6-point supervision level scale (1–6) for 12 end-of-training EPAs. The numbers in parentheses indicate the number of subscales. Mean group ratings are compared by a linear mixed model followed by post hoc last significance differences (LSD) testing

From: Introducing an assessment tool based on a full set of end-of-training EPAs to capture the workplace performance of final-year medical students

  Students Supervisors Overall group comparison
I can I did The student can Liniar mix model
Mean ± SD Mean ± SD Mean ± SD
1. Along the clinical encounter     
1.1. Take a medical history, perform a physical examination and provide a structured summary of the results (6)Take a medical history, perform a physical examination and provide a structured summary of the results (6) 5.23 ± 0.54 5.23 ± 0.67 4.93 ± 0.67 F(2, 79.601) = 4.631, p=0.013
1.2. Compile a diagnostic plan and initiate implementation (5) 4.97 ± 0.85 4.77 ± 0.92 4.79 ± 0.81 F(2, 76.903) = 1.699, p=0.190
1.3. Interpret test results and initiate further steps (6) 4.76 ± 0.86 4.69 ± 1.04 4.70 ± 0.89 F(2, 77.258) = 0.345, p=0.710
1.4. Compile a treatment plan and initiate implementation (5) 4.80 ± 0.93 4.65 ± 1.17 4.71 ± 0.91 F(2, 80.601) = 0.730, p=0.485
2. Perform general procedures of a physician     
  Procedures (13) 4.82 ± 0.76 4.65 ± 0.86 4.96 ± 0.81 F(2, 77.255) = 2.662, p=0.076
3. Communication with patients     
3.1. Seek consent for medical procedures and diagnostics (2) 5.01 ± 0.97 4.80 ± 0.99 4.65 ± 1.09 F(2, 71.818) = 3.227, p=0.045
3.2. Inform and advise a patient (6) 4.72 ± 1.04 4.19 ± 1.31 4.90 ± 0.96 F(2, 81.382) = 5.618, p=0.005
4. Communication with colleagues     
4.1. Present a patient history (2) 4.91 ± 1.36 4.56 ± 1.58 5.04 ± 1.06 F(2, 94.993) = 2.879, p=0.061
4.2. Give or receive a patient handover (2) 4.48 ± 1.50 4.09 ± 1.82 4.70 ± 1.07 F(2, 98.756) = 3.729, p=0.027
4.3. Compile and distribute a patient report (3) 4.66 ± 1.08 4.51 ± 1.33 4.83 ± 0.91 F(2, 85.883) = 1.422, p=0.247
5. Further professional activities of a physician     
5.1. Recognize an emergency situation and act upon it (13) 3.73 ± 1.19 2.67 ± 1.28 4.51 ± 1.21 F(2, 74.859) = 32.315, p<0.001
5.2. Undertake an evidence-based patient case presentation and initiate patient-specific implementation (5) 4.18 ± 1.40 3.63 ± 1.63 5.06 ± 0.86 F(2, 91.474) = 25.137, p<0.001