Research Article

Student views on continuous assessment at Birmingham University Medical School.

Br Med J 1975; 4 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.4.5991.265 (Published 01 November 1975) Cite this as: Br Med J 1975;4:265
  1. J K Cruickshank,
  2. P W Barritt,
  3. F Mcbesag,
  4. N Waterhouse,
  5. L H Goldman

    Abstract

    Student opinion on the system of continuous assessment used at Birmingham Medical School was sampled by distributing questionnaires to 621 students in the first four years of the course; 482 questionnaires (78%) were returned. Many comments and criticisms of the system were received but the vast majority of students (92%) said they preferred the present style of assessment to conventional final examinations. These criticisms are discussed and recommendations are made to improve the existing scheme.