Programme no. 307-SY
Professional Development
General practice in undergraduate medical education. How do we assess competency?
Margareta Troein Töllborn*1, Annelli Sandbæk2, Charlotte Hedberg3, Elin Olaug Rosvold4, Thomas Mildestvedt5, Patrik Midlöv6
1Dept Clin Sciences,Lund University,Malmö,Sweden, 2Aarhus university,Aarhus,Denmark, 3Center for Family Medicine,Karolinska Institutet,Stockholm,Sweden, 4University of Oslo,Oslo,Norway, 5IGS,University of Bergen,Norway, 6Dept Clin Sciences,Lund University,Malmö,Sweden
* = Presenting author
Objectives: To inspire GPs working with undergraduate medical education with Nordic examples of how general practice contributes to fulfillment of the requirements on the future physician.
Background: General practice has nowadays an important role in most Nordic medical curricula. The rationale for this is for example the allocation of patients with chronic diseases and unselected problems and the patient-centred method.

The examination of competencies in general practice reveals the teachers views of what is most important to assess. We know that students tend to concentrate on competencies that are examined. Examinations require explicit learning objectives and ideally constructive alignment, i.e. alignment between objectives, teaching and assessment, whether formative or summative.

Content: Six teachers from Nordic universities give examples of assessment in general practice.
Method: Six presentations and a general discussion
Other considerations: None