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OUR RESEARCH

NBME research seeks to advance the broader field of assessment science, enhance our products and services, and offer innovative solutions to the most pressing challenges facing the medical education community.

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Research at NBME

At the core of our research capabilities is a team of internationally recognized experts from a variety of backgrounds and disciplines. They support NBME’s mission of protecting the health of the public through state-of-the-art assessment of health professionals by uncovering insights that enable us to enhance our current offerings and guide future innovations.

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Research Library

Explore a library of publications from past and current NBME researchers on topics ranging from the USMLE® to automated item generation and natural language processing.

About Our Research

Discover the types of NBME® research below, including foundational and innovation-focused research, and learn how we collaborate with external organizations and researchers on projects that have the potential to benefit the medical education community.

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Foundational Research

Advancing the field of assessment science and forming the cornerstone for NBME’s products and services
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Innovations in Assessment

Offering innovative solutions to the most pressing challenges facing the medical education community
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Research Collaborations

Collaborating through the NBME Assessment Alliance and supporting the work of external researchers