Purpose: An assessment application compatible with the electronic health record was created as a means of student evaluation. A look at one full of year of use indicates challenges ahead.
Method: This study was determined to not requireIRB review by a committee formed through the School of Dentistry’s Associate Dean of Research office. The form is fromthe institution’s IRB to determine whether projects are human subjects’ research and our exemption is due to the intention of this project being to enhance and improve the current assessment package. Students at the University Of Mississippi School Of Dentistry began using EPIC wisdom and a corresponding assessment application. The assessment application includes all third and fourth year dental students, clinical courses with assessments and corresponding rubrics. Student provider progress reporting application was used to determine quantity of procedures completed.Direct restorations procedures completed requiring assessment from student progress reporting were compared to corresponding grading rubrics. These were counted during a 12 month time period foreach student to look for any discrepancies.
Results: Between August of 2018 and August of 2019, 695 procedures were completed for thirteen different direct restoration CDT codes. Those same CDT codes correlated to 647 grade sheets in our assessment application.
Conclusions: It is determined that not all procedures are graded as designed. This may be omitted for various reasons, forgetfulness, omission due to poor performance, or student has met the recommendations or criteria in that division and will not see any grade improvement from additional procedures or grade sheets.
Pia Chatterjee Kirk