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May 9, 2016

WCM-Q Shares Expert Advice on Assessment Methods

Experts in the field of assessment of physicians from the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) in the United States delivered a series of workshops at WCM-Q.
They discussed the purpose of assessment, the role of workplace-based assessments and Objective Structured Clinical Examinations in clinical assessments, development of exam question test and score reporting, all of which are essential elements of a well-designed system of assessment for measuring the knowledge and skills of doctors in training as well as healthcare professionals.

ABMS staff members Krista Allbee, Vice President, International Programs; David B. Swanson, Ph.D., Vice President, Academic Programs and Services; and Kathy Holtzman, Director of Assessment and International Operations; presented the workshops. More than 30 staff and faculty from WCM-Q and other healthcare professions schools and healthcare institutions in Qatar attended the workshops.
The aim of the two-day event was to assist Qatar’s community of healthcare educators to update their knowledge and skills of assessment methodologies in order to continue to meet the standards of excellence in medical education required of a modern healthcare system.

The ABMS has been established for 80 years and works to continually evolve standards for medical specialty practice and Board Certification to support advancements in medicine, science, and technology, both in the US and internationally.
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