Objective Assessment in Continual Medical Education (CME) Medical Objective Assessment in System Control

Dmytro D. Ivanov (Shupyk National Medical Academy of Postgraduate Education)
Ozar P. Mintser (Shupyk National Medical Academy of Postgraduate Education Kiev)
Yuriy V. Voronenko (Shupyk National Medical Academy of Postgraduate Education Kiev)
Larysa Yu. Babintseva (Shupyk National Medical Academy of Postgraduate Education Kiev)

Article ID: 333


Existing examinations in postgraduate education and continuing medical education (CME) are not perfect. Modern assessment does not reflect disadvantages of older responders, for whom more time for reply is needed. Specialists with wide clinical experience may choose more than one correct answer in alternative questions. Reduced ability to remember in older people restricts examination without additional sources of information.

We offer an individualised system for testing doctors. It provides personalised choice of examination questions using multiple choice questions with weight characteristics and absence of distractors, interactive cooperation in case of negative answers and the final decision of an expert in relation to the person tested. A special algorithm is proposed for typical questions that combines the advantages of known approaches to testing. The questioning system is complex for the creators of tests, but is more convenient and objective than existing ones for medical doctors.


Postgraduate education; Continuing medical education; Examinations in medicine; Multiple choice questions based on weight answers; Weight of the question; Individual approach for medical testing; Personalised examination

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.30564/jim.v7i2.333


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