Writing NBME-inspired Questions for Your Assessments

Well written exams can communicate to learners the importance of the material, identify areas where both instruction and learning can be improved, motivate additional study, and assess performance.

This presentation will summarize useful tools for writing National Board of Medical Examiners’ questions related to undergraduate medical student quizzes and exams and help you answer the following questions:

o Does the content align with course objectives?

o Are there technical item flaws that can be avoided?

o When are multi-media clinical vignettes useful?

Our discussion will include details of item analysis and interpretation of results that can be used to improve your test-writing skills.

Presenter:  Jennifer B. Moss PhD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Endocrine Division Medical Instructor, Office of Curricular Affairs Duke University Medical Center Durham, North Carolina

Tuesday, August 14th from 12-1 pm in Mary Moody Northen Pavilion, room 1.102

Times:12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Location:Mary Moody Northen, Room 1.102
Audience:Administration Education Research Hospital Clinics Staff Students Faculty
Contact:Becki Woods
Office of Educational Development