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Novel Assessment Strategies in an Integrated Curriculum

Thursday, September 27 at 11:00 AM
Des Moines University, Student Education Center (SEC) 115, Des Moines, IA, 50312 Show Map

Faculty development webinar presented by Des Moines University and the International Association of Medical Science Educators (IAMSE)

In this session we will discuss the general scheme of assessment and some of the specific assessment techniques and instruments used to evaluate undergraduate medical students at the Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine. The focus of this system of assessment is to both evaluate traditional medical student competencies as well as the ability of students to apply basic medical knowledge to clinical scenarios and link basic and clinical science. Additionally, our assessments aim to provide meaningful feedback to students in the form of developmental, competency-based milestones.

Topics highlighted in this session will be:

  1. Overview of the assessment scheme at the Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine
  2. Use of a regular “Reflection, Integration and Assessment” week to provide opportunities for both summative and formative assessment of students
  3. Assessment of higher-order learning in traditional laboratory courses
  4. Assessment in Case-Based Learning: Use of self and group assessments in sessions and in weekly follow-up essays


Samara Ginzburg, M.D.

Associate Dean for Medical Education, and Director of Case-Based Learning at the Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine

Keith Metzger, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor in the Department of Science Education at the Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine


For questions regarding IAMSE or to view past webinars, please visit www.iamse.org.