We’ve heard from many physicians who, when they get their exam results, want to have more information so they can better understand their results. Working with input from ABIM Board Certified physicians, we are launching a new score report that we hope addresses many of the improvements physicians have asked for.
How can we use Assessment Engineering or other similar exam-design methodologies to build a better bridge between medical credentialing and medical practice?
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.
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.
Should patient-reported experience measures (PREMs) be an important aspect of physician assessment?
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 […]
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.