Research

Research team

The research team is responsible for written examinations’ results, standard setting and project management with other exam teams. The team is a key point of contact for complex queries and reporting on examination performance. We collect evidence and inform widely so the quality and high standards of our examinations are maintained. We also collaborate on research and contribute to publishing papers on a variety of topics related to written and clinical examinations.

The research team attends conferences and meetings regularly contributing information and data. Below is a list of events attended by the team.

Event Developing Excellence in Medical Education Conference (DEMEC)
Event description    The leading organisations in medical education and training across the country have come together to deliver the first joint national Medical Education conference in the UK with the aim to provide delegates with the ideas and information to improve their educational practice, and allow them to collaborate across organisational and geographic boundaries.
Date                             25-26 November 2015, Manchester, UK
Research contribution Three posters based on our research on examination fairness, differential attainment and examiners bias

Event Association for Medical Education in Europe's (AMEE) Conference
Event description An opportunity for all with an interest in medical and health professions education to meet together to hear about what’s new in the area, to share ideas and to network with colleagues from around the world.
Date                          5-9 September 2015, Glasgow
Research contribution Three posters based on our research on examination fairness, differential attainment and examiners bias

Event                      Heads of Examination Conference
Event description The conference is organised on an annual basis by MRCP(UK) with the aim to provide a platform for discussion and networking for Royal Colleges’ representatives. Presentations on a number of areas including assessment fairness, methodology and patient input.
Date                             4 December 2014, London

Research contribution

An informative summary of the BMA symposium on exam fairness presented by the Academic Head at MRCP(UK); three posters based on our research on examination fairness, differential attainment and examiners bias.

Event                       British Medical Association’s (BMA) symposium on exam fairness
Event description A symposium of key medical education and training and representative bodies to discuss methods of making sure there was a level playing field for all doctors undergoing assessments
Date 19 November 2014, London
Research contribution Three posters based on our research on examination fairness, differential attainment and examiners bias.