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In this paper the authors discuss universal and professional competencies formed in the process of residency training, based on the legislation of the Russian Federation, which requires residents to be able and willing to understand the provisions of relevant regulatory legal documents and navigate the novelties of the legislation. Thus, the aim of this study is to assess the level of residents’ knowledge on the one hand and to identify the most common mistakes for development of targeted pedagogical interventions to prevent them on the other hand.

Material and methods. The authors analyzed results of 328 clinical residents with average age 24.1±1.9 years who were offered a computer based test containing 50 MSQs. The results of 922 testing attempts were considered. The ratio of successful to unsuccessful attempts to pass the test was 1 : 1.81.

The results of successful attempts were distributed as follows: 208 people (63.3%) completed the test within 71–80%, 102 people (31.2%) scored 81–90% and only 18 residents (5.5%) gave more than 91% correct answers. With high degree of reliability, the residents made more mistakes in questions related to main provisions of the healthcare legislation than in any of other four modules of the test (p≤0.05).

Conclusion. Thus, the study conducted suggests the expediency of additional training of future doctors in this field immediately prior to their primary accreditation taking into account dynamically changing legislative framework.

Keywords:testing; legal literacy; medical education; physician; resident

Funding. The study had no sponsor support.

Conflict of interest. The authors declare no conflict of interest.

For citation: Deriushkin V.G., Gatsura O.A., Kochetkova I.O., Gatsura S.V. Testing of residents as a tool for assessing quality of their training in the discipline of public health and health care. Meditsinskoe obrazovanie i professional’noe razvitie [Medical Education and Professional Development]. 2022; 13 (3): 20–9. DOI: (in Russian)


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Balkizov Zalim Zamirovich
Professor of the Department of Professional Education and Educational Technologies, Associate Professor of the Department of Hospital Surgery of the N.I. Pirogov Russian National Research Medical University of the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation, member of the Coordinating Council for Personnel Policy of the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation, Adviser to the President of the National Medical Chamber, Executive Secretary of the Commission for Accreditation of Continuing Medical Education Events in the National Medical Chamber, Secretary General of the Russian Society of Medical Specialists General Representative of the Association for Medical Education in Europe, General Director of GEOTAR-Med
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