Karen Stegers-Jager Assistant Professor


Selection & assessment

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I study assessment and selection in medical school, with a strong focus on fairness and diversity.

In a first line of research I aim to identify factors that predict performance throughout medical school. A recent example is a study on gender-specific effects of raising Year 1 standards on medical students’ academic performance and stress levels.

In a second line of research I aim to develop valid and fair selection methods both for medical school and for residency training. I search for a combination of academic and non-academic measures to select those students and residents that will meet the future needs for a diversity of doctors in our multicultural society.

In a third line of research I try to unravel biased decision-making in rater-based assessments. An example of a current project is a study into the role of first impressions in the assessment of medical students on the workplace.