Redesign of the Assessment of Professional Behaviors Program
Originally conceptualized to address professionalism, the Assessment of Professional Behaviors (APB) program employed multisource feedback (MSF) to obtain information about a range of professional behaviors manifested in the learning and work settings that were deemed important in the formation of future physicians. Experience with the APB program highlighted both opportunities and challenges associated with using MSF to assess professionalism. The National Board of Medical Examiners remains committed to assessing professionalism and related competencies in the workplace. Developmental efforts of the NBME are being broadened to include other observational assessment methods within a competencies framework to better align with residency programs’ and medical schools’ educational demands. Therefore the current APB program will not be offered beginning July 2013.
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