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International survey of veterinarians to assess the importance of competencies in professional practice and education.
J Am Vet Med Assoc. 2014 Oct 15; 245(8):906-13.JA

Abstract

OBJECTIVE

To determine the perceived importance of specific competencies in professional veterinary practice and education among veterinarians in several countries.

DESIGN

Survey-based prospective study.

SAMPLE

1,137 veterinarians in 10 countries.

PROCEDURES

Veterinarians were invited via email to participate in the study. A framework of 18 competencies grouped into 7 domains (veterinary expertise, communication, collaboration, entrepreneurship, health and welfare, scholarship, and personal development) was used. Respondents rated the importance of each competency for veterinary professional practice and for veterinary education by use of a 9-point Likert scale in an online questionnaire. Quantitative statistical analyses were performed to assess the data.

RESULTS

All described competencies were perceived as having importance (with overall mean ratings [all countries] ≥ 6.45/9) for professional practice and education. Competencies related to veterinary expertise had the highest ratings (overall mean, 8.33/9 for both professional practice and education). For the veterinary expertise, entrepreneurship, and scholarship domains, substantial differences (determined on the basis of statistical significance and effect size) were found in importance ratings among veterinarians in different countries.

CONCLUSIONS AND CLINICAL RELEVANCE

Results indicated a general consensus regarding the importance of specific types of competencies in veterinary professional practice and education. Further research into the definition of competencies essential for veterinary professionals is needed to help inform an international dialogue on the subject.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Chair Quality Improvement in Veterinary Education, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Utrecht University, 3508 TD Utrecht, The Netherlands.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

25285932

Citation

Bok, Harold G J., et al. "International Survey of Veterinarians to Assess the Importance of Competencies in Professional Practice and Education." Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, vol. 245, no. 8, 2014, pp. 906-13.
Bok HG, Teunissen PW, Boerboom TB, et al. International survey of veterinarians to assess the importance of competencies in professional practice and education. J Am Vet Med Assoc. 2014;245(8):906-13.
Bok, H. G., Teunissen, P. W., Boerboom, T. B., Rhind, S. M., Baillie, S., Tegzes, J., Annandale, H., Matthew, S., Torgersen, A., Hecker, K. G., Härdi-Landerer, C. M., Gomez-Lucia, E., Ahmad, B., Muijtjens, A. M., Jaarsma, D. A., van der Vleuten, C. P., & van Beukelen, P. (2014). International survey of veterinarians to assess the importance of competencies in professional practice and education. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, 245(8), 906-13. https://doi.org/10.2460/javma.245.8.906
Bok HG, et al. International Survey of Veterinarians to Assess the Importance of Competencies in Professional Practice and Education. J Am Vet Med Assoc. 2014 Oct 15;245(8):906-13. PubMed PMID: 25285932.
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TY - JOUR T1 - International survey of veterinarians to assess the importance of competencies in professional practice and education. AU - Bok,Harold G J, AU - Teunissen,Pim W, AU - Boerboom,Tobias B B, AU - Rhind,Susan M, AU - Baillie,Sarah, AU - Tegzes,John, AU - Annandale,Henry, AU - Matthew,Susan, AU - Torgersen,Anne, AU - Hecker,Kent G, AU - Härdi-Landerer,Christina M, AU - Gomez-Lucia,Esperanza, AU - Ahmad,Bashir, AU - Muijtjens,Arno M M, AU - Jaarsma,Debbie A D C, AU - van der Vleuten,Cees P M, AU - van Beukelen,Peter, PY - 2014/10/7/entrez PY - 2014/10/7/pubmed PY - 2015/6/24/medline SP - 906 EP - 13 JF - Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association JO - J Am Vet Med Assoc VL - 245 IS - 8 N2 - OBJECTIVE: To determine the perceived importance of specific competencies in professional veterinary practice and education among veterinarians in several countries. DESIGN: Survey-based prospective study. SAMPLE: 1,137 veterinarians in 10 countries. PROCEDURES: Veterinarians were invited via email to participate in the study. A framework of 18 competencies grouped into 7 domains (veterinary expertise, communication, collaboration, entrepreneurship, health and welfare, scholarship, and personal development) was used. Respondents rated the importance of each competency for veterinary professional practice and for veterinary education by use of a 9-point Likert scale in an online questionnaire. Quantitative statistical analyses were performed to assess the data. RESULTS: All described competencies were perceived as having importance (with overall mean ratings [all countries] ≥ 6.45/9) for professional practice and education. Competencies related to veterinary expertise had the highest ratings (overall mean, 8.33/9 for both professional practice and education). For the veterinary expertise, entrepreneurship, and scholarship domains, substantial differences (determined on the basis of statistical significance and effect size) were found in importance ratings among veterinarians in different countries. CONCLUSIONS AND CLINICAL RELEVANCE: Results indicated a general consensus regarding the importance of specific types of competencies in veterinary professional practice and education. Further research into the definition of competencies essential for veterinary professionals is needed to help inform an international dialogue on the subject. SN - 1943-569X UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/25285932/International_survey_of_veterinarians_to_assess_the_importance_of_competencies_in_professional_practice_and_education_ DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -