NBME Announces First Creative Community Participants

Posted April 27, 2022

NBME is pleased to announce the institutions selected to participate in the OSCE for Clinical Reasoning Creative Community.

A panel including external representatives from the American Medical Association (AMA), the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) and the Alliance for Clinical Education (ACE) evaluated almost 100 applications. With so many outstanding, diverse programs to consider, we expanded the community from eight to 10 participating institutions. They are:

  • Duke University School of Medicine
  • Howard University College of Medicine
  • Kaiser Permanente Bernard J. Tyson School of Medicine
  • Morehouse School of Medicine
  • Southern Illinois University School of Medicine
  • University of Central Florida College of Medicine
  • University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
  • University of Connecticut School of Medicine
  • University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • University of New Mexico School of Medicine

Each institution will receive $150,000 over a two-year time frame for their participation in the Creative Community. Our collective goal is to identify and develop incremental OSCE enhancements that will:

  • Enhance the development, characterization and assessment of learner clinical reasoning skills
  • Present patient groups without bias or stereotypes
  • Minimize group differences in learner outcomes
  • Enable all institutions to better support learner skill development across the continuum of medical education and training

The OSCE for Clinical Reasoning Creative Community is the first program to launch under the NBME Assessment Alliance, an initiative designed to facilitate productive and creative collaborations. The Creative Communities will bring medical school faculty, staff and students together with NBME staff to solve the pressing challenges faced by the medical education community today.

NBME plans to launch additional Creative Communities in 2022 and 2023, and we encourage your institution to apply. Join our email list to be the first to hear about updates on this project, as well as future opportunities to collaborate in a Creative Community. Each community will engage diverse perspectives to create novel and innovative solutions to advance assessment. Together we can identify how to best prepare the next generation of health professionals.

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