NBME offers a variety of workshops on assessment-related topics and provides expert consultation for medical schools and health profession organizations.
NBME Item-Writing Workshops
Designed and administered by a team of internationally recognized experts in the fields of test development and psychometrics, NBME Item-Writing Workshops give you the tools to develop exam questions that more effectively test your students’ knowledge.
Item-Writing Workshops can be delivered remotely or in-person for groups of any size at medical schools and other health profession organizations. NBME also offers workshops for those who want to participate as an individual through open enrollment.
NBME Item-Writing Guide
The NBME Item-Writing Guide incorporates lessons that NBME staff have learned from decades of developing exam items and leading workshops in the field.
Now in its sixth edition, the guide covers the basics of writing exam questions and recent innovations in test development, such as implementing patient characteristics in items.
The NBME Item-Writing Guide is also available in Spanish and Portuguese.
Tips for the Inclusion of Patient Characteristics in Item Creation
This one-pager provides tips from the NBME Item-Writing Guide to consider when incorporating patient characteristics in test items.