Assessment Engineering: The Science of Planning and Producing a Fair Exam

By on May 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

How can we use Assessment Engineering or other similar exam-design methodologies to build a better bridge between medical credentialing and medical practice?

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Does Modern Technology Redefine What Makes a Good Doctor?

By on April 30, 2015 | 2 Comments

New technology and tools to support physicians’ work are emerging at an increasingly rapid pace. These advances will likely alter the way we judge the cognitive and technical skills of a physician.

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Striving Towards Assessment That Is Valuable to Those Being Assessed

By on April 16, 2015 | 0 Comments

Assessment–even of the multiple-choice exam variety–can play an important role in identifying those who are capable of performing to the level of professional standards. To achieve that goal, it is critical that rigorous standards are maintained.

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“Patient Experience” Measures: How Would You Rate?

By on April 3, 2015 | 3 Comments

Should patient-reported experience measures (PREMs) be an important aspect of physician assessment?

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The Future of Physician Assessment (VIDEO)

By on March 12, 2015 | 0 Comments

What will future assessment look like? Health care leaders weigh in.

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Assessing Teamwork Skills (POLL)

By on February 27, 2015 | 2 Comments

Many people see teamwork as a competency that can only be addressed at a systems-level, where the entire team, comprised of all its members, is evaluated as a unit. However, each individual in the team brings unique skills and values that influence their own individual work within the unit and affect their ability to effectively […]

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Automated Scoring of Complex Performance Tasks: Caring for a Sick Patient

By on February 19, 2015 | 2 Comments

Developing assessments that can be reliably administered for large-scale activities like certification and licensure is a very difficult task. Demands for immediate or short-delay score reporting are often in conflict with the needs for high levels of authenticity and face validity in assessment.

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Open- or Closed-Book Exams? (VIDEO)

By on February 13, 2015 | 9 Comments

Health care leaders weigh in on the pros and cons of open- vs. closed-book exams.

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How can technological advances be used to improve physician assessment?

By on January 30, 2015 | 0 Comments

A look at how technological advances are changing assessment, particularly test design and content.

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Cost Effectiveness in Health Care (POLL)

By on January 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

How should issues around cost be considered? Weigh in.

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