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NBME in Action

Your input and feedback so far has been critical in setting the course for our collective effort to reassess the future.

After receiving hundreds of submissions through the Collaborate for Change Survey and hearing from you in interactive sessions at conferences over the past year, we've identified three key areas in which to focus our work — innovations in assessment, advancing beyond knowledge and fairness in testing.

View the articles below to see the initiatives and collaborations currently underway.

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Innovations in Assessment
Through innovations in assessment, we can develop new and diverse methods of evaluating students that support a more holistic view of their learning journey.
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Advancing Beyond Knowledge
By assessing an examinee's skills, behaviors, competencies and knowledge throughout their journey, we can better prepare them to effectively care for patients and navigate a complex health care system.
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Fairness in Testing
By ensuring our assessments are fair, equitable, and do not reinforce stereotypes and structural racism in medicine, we can help to provide all future and practicing physicians with an equal opportunity to demonstrate and develop their knowledge and skills.
Advancing Beyond Knowledge
Ask the Expert: What is validity and how can it impact the assessment of clinical reasoning and teamwork?
Advancing Beyond Knowledge
Ask the Expert: What impact do communication skills have on patient outcomes and what are the challenges of assessing them?
Advancing Beyond Knowledge
Ask the Expert: What is construct development and how does it contribute to the creation of meaningful and fair assessments?
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Innovations in Assessment
How can medical education assessment harness recent advances in AI?
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Innovations in Assessment
Ask the Expert: How can research on the responsible use of NLP and AI lead to advances in medical education assessment?
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Advancing Beyond Knowledge
Ask the Expert: How can research on clinical reasoning impact the future of medical education assessment?
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Innovations in Assessment
What part can Natural Language Processing (NLP) and machine learning play in the advancement of medical education assessment?
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Fairness in Testing
How can we purposefully create space for difficult conversations in medical education assessment?
Innovations in Assessment
Why do we need to innovate our assessments to improve how we evaluate clinical reasoning skills?
Fairness in Testing
Want to see more from the Equity in Measurement and Assessment Conference (EMAC)?
Fairness in Testing
How do we move forward from the Supreme Court’s ruling on affirmative action?
Fairness in Testing
How can we promote equity in measurement and assessment?
Fairness in Testing
What were the key takeaways from the inaugural Equity in Measurement and Assessment Conference (EMAC)?
Advancing Beyond Knowledge
What are the challenges of assessing clinical reasoning?
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Innovations in Assessment
How can we improve teaching and learning through natural language processing (NLP)?
Fairness in Testing
Assessment of a revolution: "How can we alleviate bias in test items?"
Fairness in Testing
How can we help ensure thoughtful consideration of patient characteristics within test items?
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Advancing Beyond Knowledge
How can OSCEs evolve to meet the needs of both educators and learners?
NBME Evolution
Fairness in Testing
Board of Directors: "How is NBME evolving with a focus on diversity, equity and inclusion?"
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Fairness in Testing
2022 NICE: "How can we incorporate DEI into assessment?"
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Advancing Beyond Knowledge
How can we better assess clinical reasoning skills in students?
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Innovations in Assessment
How can we leverage technology to keep assessments up-to-date, relevant and flexible without sacrificing quality?
Advancing Beyond Knowledge
Board of Directors: "Why do you serve and what does the future of NBME look like?"
Fairness in Testing
How can we support the future of the medical community?
Be a Part of the Future of Assessment

More and more, medical education includes the advancement of skills and behaviors alongside knowledge, so students can develop as physicians who are fully prepared to provide effective patient care. We’re rethinking how innovative assessments can facilitate this evolution, but we can’t do it alone or without new perspectives and ideas.