What is the Miller Prism of clinical competence?

In the event that your ability to practice in the medical field has been called into question after a complaint filed with the OPMC, you will want to do everything you can to show that you should keep your license. If your medical license is in jeopardy, you may have to be examined by the OPMC to determine whether you are considered a competent medical professional. Depending on the nature of the complaint and the information found during the investigation, you may still have a chance at keeping your license. One way that your clinical competence can be measured is through the Miller Prism of clinical competence.

The bottom of the pyramid is fairly simple and any medical student should be able to handle. This section, “Knows,” tests your ability to answer medical questions out of context, such as multiple choice. “Knows How” is the second level of the pyramid, which means that you can explain the reasoning behind medical-related questions in the form of an essay, etc. The third level, “Shows How,” tests your competency through¬†assessments in simulations, lab practicals, and other controlled situations that allow you to demonstrate your ability. Finally, the top of the pyramid is known as “Does.” This is what every medical professional should succeed in, where you will be assessed in a real work environment to determine your level of performance. You will take clinical competency¬†exams, be observed and videotaped while practicing, and then review your performance afterward. This is an incredibly important step in trying to maintain your license.

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