Comprehensive individual and group reports support program evaluation, benchmarking, and curricular change.
INSIGHT Health , Health Science Reasoning Test (HSRT) , HSRT-Associate Degree (HSRT-AD) identify the strengths and weaknesses in applicant critical thinking and to build successful teams.
The World Health Organization Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Leadership Competencies include critical thinking as“the ability to identify an issue, dilemma, or problem; frame it as a specific question; explore and evaluate information relevant to the question; and integrate the information into development of a resolution.
An advanced manifestation of critical thinking is evidence-based practice – the conscientious, explicit, and judicious use of current best evidence about practice, the creation of policy, and the conduct of research”.7.
The Accreditation Council for Pharmaceutical Education (ACPE)ACPC includes a standard guideline for accreditation Schools of Pharmacy Education to develop strength in their students' critical thinking through effective teaching and learning strategies, and to demonstrate this achievement through outcomes assessment (12.1, 12.2, 13.1)2.
The Association of American Medical Colleges The AAMC’s Group on Student Affairs (GSA) Committee on Admissions (COA) endorses ‘The 15 Core Competencies for Entering Medical Students.’ Competencies include critical thinking (Uses logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to problems) and quantitative reasoning (Applies quantitative reasoning and appropriate mathematics to describe or explain phenomena in the natural world).3.
The American Occupational Therapy Association The Blueprint for Entry-Level Education described critical thinking as needed by occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants.
AAOTA saw these skills and habits of mind were essential for professional development, evidence based practice and business fundamentals.4.
Critical thinking is a core competency in health science programs throughout the world.
Critical thinking assessments in admitting students. Assessments predict those at risk for clinical errors or failure to achieve licensure.