Competencies of Performance Appraisal in a Dentistry School: A 6-Year Study
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This study was performed to determine how senior students rate the importance of each competency of their performance and collect information on the self-perceived confidence levels pertaining to each competency. An anonymous survey was conducted on senior students of 6 consecutive years between 2012 and 2017. Students were asked to rate the importance of each competency and their self-confidences using a 5-point scale. Application of appropriate interpersonal and communication skills was ranked as the most important competency whereas developing a catastrophe preparedness plan for dental practice was ranked as having the lowest importance. Areas reported as weaker should be a warning sign for educators to develop strategies for better delivery and implementation of competencies and students' performance.