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Table 1 Learner perception of examination usefulness

From: Learner perception of oral and written examinations in an international medical training program

  Oral examinations Written examinations
Should this examination type be used in training programs in the future? 96% yes 96% yes
Should this examination type be used for accreditation in EM? 100% yes 92% yes
Useful in measuring fund of knowledge? 100% yes 96% yes
Useful in measuring clinical abilities?a 83% yesb 67% yes
  1. aStatistically significant difference between oral and written testing methods in measuring clinical abilities (chi-square = 11.07, p < 0.01). No other statistically significant differences noted between oral and written testing methods
  2. bMissing data: 1 of the 24 respondents did not respond to this question