Research Article

Student views on continuous assessment at Birmingham University Medical School.

Br Med J 1975; 4 doi: (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


    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.