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NBME research seeks to advance the science behind assessment and medical education, while finding innovative ways to improve upon our own exam products and services. 

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Research at NBME

Throughout our history, NBME has been on the cutting edge of innovations in the assessment sciences. Our internationally recognized experts, made up of psychometricians and data scientists, develop new information to enhance assessment-related products and services, inform best practices, and promote evidence-based decisions about students and health care professionals.

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Research Library

Explore the NBME Research Library

See what our researchers have been working on and view publications on topics related to assessment and the health professions. Learn how NBME research helps to inform our own exam products and services, while also seeking to make advancements within the medical education field.

Research Areas

Assessment-Oriented Research


Health Professions


Product-Oriented Research