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In an era of rapid change and wide experimentation in medical school curricula, the need for objectivity, validity, and reliability in procedures for assessing both the content and the process of medical education is obvious to medical educators. Since the introduction of multiple-choice examinations, about 1950, the National Board of Medical Examiners has assumed an increasingly important role in the development and promotion of assessment procedures that attempt to meet these three criteria. Dr. Hubbard reviews the historical origins of the Board and documents the rationale and the justification for its current importance to medical education in North America. There
Measuring Medical Education. The Tests and Test Procedures of the National Board of Medical Examiners.. Ann Intern Med. ;76:676. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-76-4-676_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1972;76(4):676.
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