Prominent health care leaders discuss the future of physicians and the patient experience of care in the constantly evolving world of health care.
The following post was written by Bradley Brossman, PhD, Psychometrician, ABIM.
Adaptive testing has become a common form of exam administration in recent years . Although several types of adaptive testing exist (e.g., CAT, Ca-MST), the basic premise is that items are selected for each candidate to match their proficiency level. For example, candidates who perform [...]
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Research shows that medical simulation in many forms can be a powerful mechanism to help physicians acquire and maintain clinical skills. There is no doubt that medical simulation works as a teaching tool, but what about physician assessment?