Lim Mien Choo Ruth, Keith Tsou Yu Kei, Chooi Peng Ong, Sabrina Wong Kay Wye, Gilbert Tan Choon Seng, Winnie Soon Shok Wen, Joanne Quah Hui Min & Marie Stella P. Cruz

Division of Graduate Medical Studies, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore

Abstract

This paper describes the revision of a national post-graduate medical examination to incorporate formal quality assurance and psychometrics. We discuss the considerations and rationale leading to the new format, challenges faced and lessons learned in making the change. The processes described were successfully implemented in the 2015 examination administration. We continue to reflect on and analyse these processes to improve the examination.

Keywords:           Post-graduate, Examination Reform, Quality Assurance, Psychometrics, Family Medicine, Standardised Patient

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