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Date Updated: August 11, 2016

Item-Writing Seminar for Practitioners and Educators in the Health Professions

The NBME conducts item-writing seminars for medical practitioners and educators from across the spectrum of health professions. The seminar is appropriate not only for new item writers who want to learn to develop and refine one-best-answer test questions but also for experienced item writers seeking a refresher course and an opportunity to learn new skills.

Objectives of the ½-day seminar include refining your item-writing techniques and enhancing the quality of items in your examinations and programs. The agenda includes a review of item-writing guidelines; examples of "good" and "bad" test items; a dynamic item-writing session; and the opportunity to interact with participants from a range of health professions.

Seminar Date/Time:
Seminar Fee:

To be announced
NBME Headquarters; 3750 Market Street; Philadelphia PA 19104
$375 per participant

The seminar fee includes lunch and refreshments. Each participant will receive a copy of the NBME's publication Constructing Written Test Questions for the Basic and Clinical Sciences.

Again, participation in the item-writing seminar is open only to medical practitioners and educators in the health professions. NBME has sole right to determine eligibility. Please use the form below to request information about the item-writing seminar.

Please use the form below to request information about the item-writing seminar and/or to apply to participate. Fields marked with an asterisk (*) require a response. The NBME will contact you within three business days from the date your request is received.



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