Evidence-based lessons from nationally recognized experts on assessments
NBME U is a new, evidence-based, digital resource to help educators more accurately, confidently and consistently assess their students. With NBME U, you can learn from the experts on student assessments.
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.
Each of the lessons can be completed anywhere, anytime and on any device in 15-20 minutes. In addition, each successfully completed lesson earns 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ for physicians or a certificate of participation for other healthcare professionals.
Enrollment is easy – just browse our on-line lesson catalog and you’ll find:
- A list of every lesson offered by NBME U,
- A brief description of each lesson’s objectives, and
- A biography of each lesson’s author(s).
You create your own curriculum with NBME U, giving you the freedom and flexibility to focus on your own professional development.
Enroll today and begin strengthening your assessment skills.
- How to Create a Good Score
- Purposes and Types of Assessments: An Overview
- Score Reporting
- Test Blueprinting I: Selecting an Assessment Method
- Test Blueprinting II: Creating a Test Blueprint
- Test Score Reliability Overview
- Validity and Threats to Validity
Method: Multiple-Choice Questions (MCQs)
- Incorporating Graphics and Multimedia into MCQs
- Item Analysis and Key Validation
- MCQ Flaws and How to Avoid Them
- Purposes, Types and Educational Uses of MCQ Examinations
- Setting Pass/Fail Standards
- Strategies for Organizing Question Writing and Review
- Structuring Multiple-Choice Questions
- Writing MCQs to Assess Application of Basic Science Knowledge
- Writing MCQs to Assess Application of Clinical Science Knowledge
Method: Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCEs)
- An Introduction to the Use of Generalizability Theory in OSCEs
- Building a Clinical Skills Center
- Developing Rating Scales and Checklists for OSCEs
- Provision of Feedback by Standardized Patients
- Quality Assurance of Standardized Patients
- Reality Check: Promoting Realism in Standardized Patients
- Training Physicians to Rate OSCE Patient Notes
- Working with Standardized Patients for Assessment
Method: Workplace-based Assessment
- Conducting the Feedback Session
- Educational Frameworks for Assessing Competence
- Workplace Assessment: Encounter-Based Methods
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.