NBME U How it Works

Start creating better assessments today with NBME U

NBME U leverages 100+ years of expertise in creating evidence-based student assessments for health professionals.

As a series of short, self-guided, interactive online lessons, NBME U helps educators create and deliver consistent, valid, reliable and high-quality assessments of their students. Because NBME U is a series of lessons, learners have the ability to enroll in only the lessons of most interest.

Content for each lesson is created by a team of nationally recognized experts on assessment, and can be completed in 15-20 minutes. With NBME U, you have constant access to lessons created by some of the world’s leading student assessment experts.

Because the lessons can be experienced anywhere, anytime and on any device, the NBME U team of experts are your assessment partners.

By enrolling in NBME U online, healthcare professionals can learn more about:

  • Assessment principles
  • Scoring principles
  • And other topics related to:
   - Objective structured clinical examinations (OSCEs)
   - Multiple-choice questions (MCQs)
   - Workplace-based assessments
   - Professionalism

Join healthcare professionals from more than 75 countries who have enrolled in NBME U and are creating more accurate, consistent and confident student assessments.

The evidence is here, at NBME U.

Developed by the National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME), one of the leading assessors of health professionals in the world, NBME U’s digital lessons will help faculty more accurately and consistently assess their students.

"Changes in curriculum are almost constant and this has an incredible impact on how we assess students. It used to be enough to simply assess their level of knowledge. But that has clearly evolved. Now, it is not about the possession of knowledge but the application of it."

Larry Gruppen, PhD
Professor, Master of Health Professions Education
University of Michigan

NBME U is not an educational institution, and the information and services provided through the NBME U website are not part of an accredited or state-approved educational program.

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