Table 1

Relevant items from the quality assurance questionnaire
General course information (five-point Likert scale: 1 = fully disagree, 5 = fully agree) Mean SD N
1 My teachers take the initiative to evaluate my performance. 2.82 1.01 188
2 My teachers take the initiative to evaluate difficult situations in which I have been involved. 3.18 1.01 165
3 My teachers occasionally observe me when taking a history. 2.96 1.01 159
4 My teachers assess not only my veterinary expertise but also other competencies such as teamwork, organisational skills, and professional behaviour. 3.35 1.03 183
5 My teachers give regular feedback on my strengths and weaknesses. 3.42 0.91 183
6 It is useful to use a portfolio. 3.31 0.98 162
7 The portfolio gives me insight into my development as a professional. 3.02 0.95 161
8 The assessments in my portfolio are based on direct observation. 3.14 1.04 160
9 The information in my portfolio is based on observations of multiple tasks by multiple observers. 3.19 1.00 160
10 The mini-CEX-form allows me to document useful information. 3.45 0.59 60
11 The mini-CEX-form is easy to use. 3.08 0.95 61
12 At the start of a clinical rotation, arrangements are made about when to use a mini-CEX form for a direct observation. 2.21 0.89 61
13 I take the initiative for a mini-CEX. 4.24 0.63 59
14 Mini-CEXs enable me to identify my strengths and weaknesses. 3.56 0.63 57
15 It is easy for me to ask a clinical teacher to do a mini-CEX. 2.95 0.89 58

Bok et al.

Bok et al. BMC Medical Education 2013 13:123   doi:10.1186/1472-6920-13-123

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