The course is being directed to those with responsibility for assessing undergraduate medical students, graduate trainees and practicing doctors. Instruction will concentrate on the application of assessment principles to assessment problems.
FAME is intended to be a basic-level course on educational assessment. We are targeting persons who are members of medical faculties and who are likely to be relatively new to teaching and assessment. FAME is designed around two complementary dimensions, namely, four assessment themes and four assessment frames.
The pre-conference days will consist of plenary and small group sessions. Small group work will be organised around the four frames listed above, culminating with participants’ and faculty facilitators preparing a conference itinerary for the participants in each of the frames. On the Conference days, Faculty and participants will meet daily over lunch to review sessions attended. At the conclusion of the conference, faculty will sum up the course experience, address remaining questions from participants, and discuss possible future study.
FAME is a joint project of the Foundation for Advancement of International Medical Education and Research (FAIMER) and the National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME). Course faculty will be internationally-recognized experts drawn from the sponsoring organizations and from around the world. Leading the FAME faculty are John Norcini, Ph.D., President of FAIMER, and Donald Melnick, M.D., President of NBME. The Co-Directors for the course are Jack Boulet, Ph.D (FAIMER) and Ann King (NBME).