NBME Schedule of Activities at the 2014 AAMC Annual Meeting
Posted: September 26, 2014
The NBME will host a variety of presentations and sessions in conjunction with the 2014 AAMC Annual Meeting in Chicago, November 7-11. Activities include interactive focus groups and workshops designed to elicit ideas and feedback on USMLE and NBME assessment services, including the Subject Examination Program and Customized Assessment Services. In observance of our Centennial, we've developed an informative session that will focus on the benefits and unintended consequences of our system of external, high stakes assessment in medicine (USMLE), with a view to retaining the value of assessment while mitigating the unintended adverse consequences.
Attend one or more RIME research paper presentations co-authored or presented by our staff on various topics, including the "Use of Pharmaceutical Advertisements, Medical Abstracts and Literature Searching in Medical Education" and the "Differences in Physical Examination Performance on the USMLE Step 2 Clinical Skills Examination by Medical School Location and US Citizenship."
Visit our booth at the AAMC exhibits and get information about our services. We have arranged for the NBME and USMLE booths to be next to those sponsored by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates, the Federation of State Medical Boards, the Foundation for Advancement of International Medical Education and Research and the Clinical Skills Evaluation Collaboration.
View a schedule of activities sponsored by the NBME and sessions where our staff have been invited to present. Invitations for closed NBME sessions will be sent out in early October.
Please follow the NBME on Twitter @NBMEnow for live updates during the meeting. You can tweet about your experience by using the hashtag #nbmeataamc. Or join the NBME Medical School Services Facebook group to post comments or ask questions.
Data Commons Launches Physician Data Services
Posted: August 1, 2014
Washington, D.C., July 28, 2014 — Data Commons, LLC, a new company that delivers data about physicians, launched its first services today. Data Commons provides data about physician enrollment, licensure and certification-on-demand and directly from multiple source organizations — all through a single hub.
AAMC, NBME Launch Pivio System for Pre-meds, Medical Students, and Physicians to Manage Their Online Career Portfolio
Posted: July 1, 2014
The AAMC (Association of American Medical Colleges) and the National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME) today announced the launch of the Pivio™ system, an online, lifelong learning and career documentation tool designed to help individuals document and track their medical education and experiential information throughout the continuum of their career—from pre-medical studies through clinical practice.
Notice about the Heartbleed Bug
Posted: April 14, 2014
The NBME has been working to assess the impact on our customers in the wake of the recent disclosure of CVE-2014-0160, known colloquially as the "Heartbleed" bug. The Heartbleed bug is a serious vulnerability in the popular OpenSSL encryption software library used to secure the Internet.
Robyn Tamblyn Selected as 2014 Hubbard Award Recipient
Posted: April 10, 2014
The NBME is pleased to announce that Robyn Tamblyn, BScN, MSc, PhD was selected as the recipient of the 2014 John P. Hubbard Award.
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Succeed on your career path
Posted: March 19, 2014
Preferred standard for career documentation by the AAMC and NBME
The Pivio™ system is a new software tool that will connect data needed by medical students, residents, and physicians across their academic and professional careers, in order to assist users with lifelong learning, career planning, and individual growth.
The Pivio service is a “secure lock box” that will enable users to control the storage and transfer of data created throughout their academic and professional careers.
NBME Plans Its Centennial
Posted: August 1, 2013
On May 5, 2015, the NBME will complete 100 years of service to the public and the professions.
NBME Executive Board Election
Posted: June 14, 2013
The National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME) is pleased to announce newly elected as well as re-elected members of the National Board of Medical Examiners Board of Directors ("NBME Executive Board"). The election occured at the Annual Meeting of the NBME Membership on April 5, 2013 in Philadelphia.
2014 John P. Hubbard Award: Call for Nominations
Posted: May 21, 2013
The due date for letters of nomination for the 2014 John P. Hubbard Award is September 12, 2013. Information about the Hubbard
Award is found at the link below.
Stemmler Fund Call for Letters of Intent
Posted: April 22, 2013
The due date for the 2013-2014 Call for Letters of Intent is July 1, 2013. An overview of the Letter of Intent application process is provided in the link below.
NBME Partners to Launch Data Commons, LLC
Posted: April 15, 2013
The National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME) and several other leading national physician education and assessment organizations have announced their partnership to launch the Data Commons, LLC. The Data Commons is an information-sharing company that is developing a system to improve the accessibility and use of data about physicians and other healthcare professionals. The core of this new system is a secure data hub that will allow multiple organizations to make available selected information from their individual databases. The five other organizations joining in the partnership are the American Board of Family Medicine, the American Board of Pediatrics, the Association of American Medical Colleges®, the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates, and the Federation of State Medical Boards. The Data Commons, LLC, is a joint partnership that will administer the new system.
Kevin Eva Selected as 2013 Hubbard Award Recipient
Posted: April 9, 2013
The NBME is pleased to announce that Kevin Eva, PhD was selected as the recipient of the 2013 John P. Hubbard Award.
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2012 Fall/Winter NBME Examiner Now Available!
Posted: November 9, 2012
The 2012 Fall/Winter Examiner includes articles on NBME Renewal, the new Global Evaluation Management System (GEMS), and NBME's new online item-writing tutorial.
Read the 2012 Fall/Winter Examiner
International Foundations of Medicine (IFOM) Clinical Science Exam Administered Nationwide in Lebanon
Posted: July 14, 2011
The National Board of Medical Examiners® (NBME®), in conjunction with the Faculties of Medicine at the American University of Beirut, Beirut Arab University, Lebanese University, Holy Spirit University of Kaslik, Université Saint-Joseph de Beyrouth, and University of Balamand, is pleased to announce the first nationwide administration of the International Foundations of Medicine (IFOM) Clinical Science Examination (CSE). Approximately 300 students from these six Lebanese medical faculties participated in the examination, administered on July 14, 2011 at the Lebanese University.
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2012 Hubbard Award Call for Nominations
Posted: July 8, 2011
The NBME invites nominations for the 2012 John P. Hubbard Award. This award recognizes individuals who have made a significant and sustained contribution to the assessment of professional competency and educational program development at any level along the continuum of medical education and delivery of healthcare.
Learn More About the 2012 Call For Nominations
Lewis R. First Elected Chair of the NBME
Posted: April 11, 2011
We are pleased to announce that Lewis R. First, MD, MS was elected to a two-year term as Chair of the National Board of Medical Examiners at the Annual Meeting of the NBME Membership on April 1, 2011.
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Judy Shea selected by NBME as recipient of 2011 John P. Hubbard Award
Posted: March 31, 2011
The NBME is pleased to announce that Judy A. Shea, PhD was selected as the recipient of the 2011 John P. Hubbard Award. The award is given to individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the pursuit of excellence in the field of evaluation in medicine. Susan M. Spaulding, a member of the 2011 Hubbard Award Committee, announced Dr. Shea’s selection at the Annual Meeting of the NBME Membership on March 31, 2011.
Learn More About Dr. Shea
March 2011 Comprehensive Review of USMLE Update
Posted: March 17, 2011
Since our last update in June 2010, staff has completed successful pilot work in several areas. Test material committees have developed multiple choice questions that assess an examinee’s ability to appropriately interpret information presented both in the form of a research abstract and a pharmaceutical advertisement. Additional study is planned, and the items that ultimately appear in the examination may differ from the current design being tested.
Read More About the Comprehensive Review March Update
2010 Fall/Winter NBME Examiner Now Available!
Posted: September 2010
The 2010 Fall/Winter Examiner includes articles on the fall 2010 IAMRA conference and new item formats that are under development.
Read the 2010 Fall/Winter Examiner
Internal Medicine Advanced Clinical Examination
Posted: December 22, 2010
We are pleased to announce the availability of the Internal Medicine Advanced Clinical Examination (ACE). The ACE is a web-based examination that assists residency program directors in assessing the baseline competency of incoming residents. It is also used to measure the effectiveness of the fourth year subinternship experience. The examination can be ordered and administered via the NBME Services Portal.
Learn More About the ACE
Assessment of Professional Behaviors Program
Posted: May 2010
The NBME is pleased to announce the availability of a new program. The Assessment of Professional Behaviors (APB) Program supports continuous learning around communication and interpersonal skills, professionalism, and practice-based learning and improvement. The APB Program provides multisource feedback on 23 observed behaviors.
Observers may include peers, administrators, nurses, and others. Feedback is designed to be formative, leading to individual insight and improvement for residents, fellows, and practicing physicians.
Get More Information About the APB Program (www.nbme.org/apb)
NBME Development of a Certifying Examination for Doctors of Nursing Practice
Posted: March 2008
The NBME announced in March 2008 that it had entered into a contractual agreement with the Council for the Advancement of Comprehensive Care (CACC) to develop a certification examination for qualified graduates of Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) programs across the United States.
Learn More About DNP Development