This is part 2 in our series with Dr. Chris Cimino, Vice President and Chief Medical Officer for Kaplan Medical, who discusses the USMLE/COMLEX exam writing process and science behind it.
USMLE and COMLEX board questions are frequently being altered, added, or retired. However, most students do not understand the reasons or the process of such changes. In this episode, Dr. Chris Cimino, Vice President of Medical Academics for Kaplan Test Prep and a former NBME test writer, will help uncover some of the misconceptions students may have about the process of vetting and retiring board-exam questions. He also discusses why some of the medical societies and guidelines conflict each other in clinical practice and how test-writers respond to these differences when creating questions.
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Question Dissection for Today
1:49 - A 26 year old woman comes to the physician because of a one year history of amenorrhea
4:55 Question Stem Length & Changes in Question Design Over Time
10:00 Pros and Cons of PhDs Teaching in Medical Education & How New Material is Assimilated into the USMLE or COMLEX Exams
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