Kent Hecker

Summary

Affiliation: University of Calgary
Country: Canada

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Medical school curricula: do curricular approaches affect competence in medicine?
    Kent Hecker
    Department of Veterinary Clinical and Diagnostic Sciences, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    Fam Med 41:420-6. 2009
  2. doi request reprint Using Network Analysis to Explore if Professional Opinions on Japanese Encephalitis Risk Factors in Nepal Reflect a Socio-ecological System Perspective
    Kent Hecker
    Veterinary Clinical and Diagnostic Sciences, University of Calgary, 3330 Hospital Drive NW, Calgary, Alberta, T3H 4N1, Canada
    Ecohealth 10:415-22. 2013
  3. pmc What should we be selecting for? A systematic approach for determining which personal characteristics to assess for during admissions
    Peter Conlon
    Dean s Office, Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph, Guelph, ON, Canada
    BMC Med Educ 12:105. 2012
  4. doi request reprint Assessment of first-year veterinary students' communication skills using an objective structured clinical examination: the importance of context
    Kent G Hecker
    Department of Veterinary Clinical and Diagnostic Sciences, University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada
    J Vet Med Educ 39:304-10. 2012
  5. doi request reprint Workplace-based assessment in a primary-care setting
    Kent G Hecker
    Department of Veterinary Clinical and Diagnostic Science, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB, Canada
    J Vet Med Educ 39:229-40. 2012
  6. doi request reprint A generalizability analysis of a veterinary school Multiple Mini Interview: effect of number of interviewers, type of interviewers, and number of stations
    Kent Hecker
    Department of Veterinary Clinical and Diagnostic Science, University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada
    Teach Learn Med 23:331-6. 2011
  7. doi request reprint Assessment of first-year veterinary students' clinical skills using objective structured clinical examinations
    Kent Hecker
    Department of Veterinary, Clinical and Diagnostic Science, University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada
    J Vet Med Educ 37:395-402. 2010
  8. doi request reprint Using standardized essays in the veterinary medicine admissions process: are the ratings reliable and valid?
    Kent Hecker
    Health Sciences Centre, Department of Veterinary Clinical and Diagnostic Sciece, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB, Canada
    J Vet Med Educ 37:254-7. 2010
  9. doi request reprint Validity, reliability, and defensibility of assessments in veterinary education
    Kent Hecker
    Veterinary Medical Education Research, G380 Health Sciences Centre, Department of Veterinary Clinical and Diagnostic Science, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Community Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB, Canada
    J Vet Med Educ 36:271-5. 2009
  10. doi request reprint Assessment of applicants to the veterinary curriculum using a multiple mini-interview method
    Kent Hecker
    Department of Veterinary Clinical and Diagnostic Science, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada
    J Vet Med Educ 36:166-73. 2009

Detail Information

Publications14

  1. ncbi request reprint Medical school curricula: do curricular approaches affect competence in medicine?
    Kent Hecker
    Department of Veterinary Clinical and Diagnostic Sciences, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    Fam Med 41:420-6. 2009
    ..The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of formal curricular approaches in a latent variable path analysis model of achievement-aptitude-competence in medicine...
  2. doi request reprint Using Network Analysis to Explore if Professional Opinions on Japanese Encephalitis Risk Factors in Nepal Reflect a Socio-ecological System Perspective
    Kent Hecker
    Veterinary Clinical and Diagnostic Sciences, University of Calgary, 3330 Hospital Drive NW, Calgary, Alberta, T3H 4N1, Canada
    Ecohealth 10:415-22. 2013
    ....
  3. pmc What should we be selecting for? A systematic approach for determining which personal characteristics to assess for during admissions
    Peter Conlon
    Dean s Office, Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph, Guelph, ON, Canada
    BMC Med Educ 12:105. 2012
    ..The Ontario Veterinary College (OVC) initiated a review of its admissions criteria in order to implement an evidence-based method to determine which characteristics veterinary stakeholders consider important to assess for admission...
  4. doi request reprint Assessment of first-year veterinary students' communication skills using an objective structured clinical examination: the importance of context
    Kent G Hecker
    Department of Veterinary Clinical and Diagnostic Sciences, University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada
    J Vet Med Educ 39:304-10. 2012
    ..Third, the communication assessment method (in this case the OSCE checklist) should be built purposefully, taking into consideration the context of the case...
  5. doi request reprint Workplace-based assessment in a primary-care setting
    Kent G Hecker
    Department of Veterinary Clinical and Diagnostic Science, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB, Canada
    J Vet Med Educ 39:229-40. 2012
    ..This article provides an introduction to the use of these tools and offers guidance in selecting appropriate methods for assessment in the primary health care setting...
  6. doi request reprint A generalizability analysis of a veterinary school Multiple Mini Interview: effect of number of interviewers, type of interviewers, and number of stations
    Kent Hecker
    Department of Veterinary Clinical and Diagnostic Science, University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada
    Teach Learn Med 23:331-6. 2011
    ..The number of Multiple Mini Interview (MMI) stations and the type and number of interviewers required for an acceptable level of reliability for veterinary admissions requires investigation...
  7. doi request reprint Assessment of first-year veterinary students' clinical skills using objective structured clinical examinations
    Kent Hecker
    Department of Veterinary, Clinical and Diagnostic Science, University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada
    J Vet Med Educ 37:395-402. 2010
    ..Because this year was the first that this course was taught and this exam format was used, work continues in the program on the teaching of the procedural skills and the development and revision of OSCE stations and scoring checklists...
  8. doi request reprint Using standardized essays in the veterinary medicine admissions process: are the ratings reliable and valid?
    Kent Hecker
    Health Sciences Centre, Department of Veterinary Clinical and Diagnostic Sciece, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB, Canada
    J Vet Med Educ 37:254-7. 2010
    ..Correlations with interviews and grade point average provide evidence of construct validity. A time-limited essay with a clear scoring protocol results in adequate reliability and some validity...
  9. doi request reprint Validity, reliability, and defensibility of assessments in veterinary education
    Kent Hecker
    Veterinary Medical Education Research, G380 Health Sciences Centre, Department of Veterinary Clinical and Diagnostic Science, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Community Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB, Canada
    J Vet Med Educ 36:271-5. 2009
    ....
  10. doi request reprint Assessment of applicants to the veterinary curriculum using a multiple mini-interview method
    Kent Hecker
    Department of Veterinary Clinical and Diagnostic Science, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada
    J Vet Med Educ 36:166-73. 2009
    ..This analysis provides preliminary evidence of the reliability, validity, and acceptability of the MMI in assessing the noncognitive attributes of applicants for veterinary medical school admissions...
  11. doi request reprint How much do differences in medical schools influence student performance? A longitudinal study employing hierarchical linear modeling
    Kent Hecker
    Medical Education Research Unit, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    Teach Learn Med 20:104-13. 2008
    ..There is little evidence, however, for the impact of various curricula and educational policies on student learning once incoming performance and the nonrandom nature of students nested within schools has been accounted for...
  12. pmc Leadership competencies for medical education and healthcare professions: population-based study
    Fadil Citaku
    Faculty of Medicine, Medical Education and Research Unit, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    BMJ Open 2:e000812. 2012
    ..To identify and empirically investigate the dimensions of leadership in medical education and healthcare professions...
  13. doi request reprint A review of student evaluation of teaching: applications to veterinary medical education
    Tanya N Beran
    Department of Community Health Sciences, University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada
    J Vet Med Educ 39:71-8. 2012
    ....
  14. doi request reprint The Coordinators of Psychiatric Education (COPE) Residency In-Training Exam: a preliminary psychometric assessment
    Gregory P J Montgomery
    University of Calgary Faculty of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, 1403 29th Street NW, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    Acad Psychiatry 34:203-7. 2010
    ..An assessment of psychometric properties was subsequently performed on the exam to ensure preliminary validity and reliability...