Evaluating professional competence.

W. C. McGaghie*

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Professional competence evaluation should involve attention to its intellectual and social context, and not just worry about technical fine points. The author frames professional competence evaluation broadly, containing sections on social issues, conceptual problems, and technical matters. The author uses illustrations from podiatric medicine and from other professions that have similar concerns about the evaluation of practitioner competence. Several suggestions are given for improving evaluating practices.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)338-344
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 1993

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Podiatry
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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