Medical education assessments

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Certificate of Added Qualification in Electronic Fetal Monitoring (C-EFM)The NCC Electronic Fetal Monitoring multiple-choice examination is delivered in both paper-and-pencil and computer-based form. National Certification Corporation (NCC)
Certificate of Added Qualification in Neonatal Pediatric Transport (C-NPT)The NCC Neonatal Pediatric Transport multiple-choice examination is delivered in both paper-and-pencil and computer-based form. National Certification Corporation (NCC)
NCLEX (National Council Licensure EXamination)The NCLEX exams assess entry-level nursing knowledge and cognitive skills for licensure as registered nurses (NCLEX-PN examination)and practical/vocational nurses (NCLEX-PN).National Council of State Boards of Nursing, Inc
United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE)The USMLE assesses the application of salient knowledge, skills and abilities required in health care practice. There are three steps in the USMLE, and these can be used to address certain medical licensure criteria. Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) and National Board of Medical Examiners® (NBME®)
Patient Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System (PROMIS)PROMIS is a series of instruments providing patient–reported health measures. The instruments are available in a range of formats.National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Assessment is an important component of medical education programs. Assessment can play a role in maintaining standards among practitioners, student selection criteria, program evaluation, and providing feedback for targeting learning interventions. All of these assessment contexts help to guarantee that present and future practitioners are sufficiently competent to perform safely and effectively in clinical settings.