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Table 3 Frequency of themes & subthemes as organized by faculty familiarity with the student

From: Pre-clerkship EPA assessments: a thematic analysis of rater cognition

  No Longitudinal Relationship (N = 9) Longitudinal Relationship (N = 9)
  Number of references
(N = 407)
Number of transcripts the theme/subtheme appeared in
(N = 9)
Number of references
(N = 357)
Number of transcripts the theme/subtheme appeared in
(N = 9)
Student Performance 275 (68%) 9 (100%) 229 (64%) 9 (100%)
Student behavior 198 (49%) 9 (100%) 164 (46%) 9 (100%)
Inferred clinical reasoning 57 (14%) 9 (100%) 43 (12%) 8 (89%)
Patient rapport 20 (4%) 5 (56%) 22 (6%) 6 (67%)
Frame of Reference 56 (14%) 7 (78%) 67 (19%) 9 (100%)
Future training needs 20 (5%) 4 (44%) 20 (6%) 6 (67%)
Assessor preference / “self” 16 (4%) 6 (67%) 4 (1%) 3 (33%)
Affective response 6 (1%) 4 (44%) 14 (4%) 7 (78%)
Phase of training 6 (1%) 5 (56%) 11 (3%) 7 (78%)
Previous exposure to the same student 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 13 (4%) 6 (67%)
Comparison with another student’s performance 5 (1%) 2 (22%) 2 (1%) 1 (11%)
The curriculum 3 (1%) 2 (22%) 3 (1%) 2 (22%)
Assessor Uncertainty 55 (14%) 8 (89%) 33 (9%) 7 (78%)
Assessor confidence in their ability to assess 27 (7%) 7 (78%) 13 (4%) 4 (44%)
Compromised information 16 (4%) 6 (67%) 11 (3%) 7 (78%)
Insufficient Number of Assessments 12 (3%) 5 (56%) 9 (3%) 3 (33%)
The Patient 21 (5%) 8 (89%) 28 (8%) 8 (89%)
Patient safety 8 (2%) 6 (67%) 14 (4%) 6 (67%)
Patient characteristics 13 (3%) 5 (56%) 14 (4%) 6 (67%)