Learn more about what makes a high quality Multiple Choice Question (MCQ) and Clinical Decision-Making (CDM) item.
It can be challenging to develop or review MCQ or CDM assessment items for medical education. In this introductory online course, we hope to cover some of the basics of what constitutes a well-designed item, common errors, and other considerations.
Developed in collaboration with the Medical Council of Canada, and funded through the McMaster University Faculty of Health Sciences’ Education Innovation grant.
This Self-Learning program meets the certification criteria of the College of Family Physicians of Canada and has been certified by the McMaster University Continuing Health Sciences Program for up to 1 Mainpro+ credit.
This event is an Accredited Group Learning Activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and approved by the McMaster University Continuing Health Sciences Program for up to one (1) credit per hour.
This event is also an Accredited Self-Learning Activity (Section 2) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and approved by the McMaster University Continuing Health Sciences Program if you are doing this activity as research for the development and submission of a clinical scenario for inclusion in an oral examination or an MCQ or SAQ/CDM for a written examination. Under Section 2 it can be submitted as a Personal Learning Project (PLPs) where you will earn two (2) credits per hour.
We estimate that this activity should take 1 hour.
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