Feb. 12, 2019
FIVM Series presents: The Script Concordance Approach
Effective clinical practice requires appropariate clinical reasoning skills, and assessing the clinical competence of learners in veterinary medical and medical education is a key area of interest. The Script Concordance Test (SCT) is used to assess a specific aspect of clinical reasoning competence: clinical data interpretation under conditions of uncertainty. Its theoretical foundation emerged from the cognitive psychology literature out of a larger debate about the nature of expertise. It is now used across a variety of health science disciplines, and across the spectrum of health professions education – from pre-clinical training to continuing professional development.
On Friday, February 15, Dr. Stuart Lubarsky will provide an overview of the theoretical underpinnings, current challenges, and practical applications of using the script concordance approach to assess clinical reasoning in the health professions.
Dr. Stuart Lubarsky is an assistant professor of neurology at McGill University. He is currently an attending physician in the Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery at the Montreal General Hospital. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Anthropology at Yale University in 1998. After completing his medical training at McGill, he obtained a Master's in Health Professions Education from the University of Maastricht in the Netherlands.
Dr. Lubarsky is the director of the Urgent Neurology Clinic at the Montreal General Hospital, the chair of the Undergraduate Neurology Training Committee, and the founder and director of the Tele-Neurology Clinic at the MUHC. His scholarly activities in medical education are based at the McGill Centre for Medical Education, and focus on clinical reasoning and assessment of competence in undergraduate and postgraduate medical trainees. He is co-director of the Scientific Committee of the Montreal International Conference on Clinical Reasoning. Dr. Lubarsky was named McGill’s Richard & Sylvia Cruess Faculty Scholar in Medical Education in 2015, and is the recipient of a Canadian Association for Medical Education (CAME) Certificate of Merit.