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Assessment of Birmingham Medical Students

Br Med J 1970; 4 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.4.5727.109 (Published 10 October 1970) Cite this as: Br Med J 1970;4:109
  1. W. H. Trethowan


    At Birmingham University since 1966 the major medical examinations began to be replaced by a process of continuous assessment. This is based on fairly frequent tests, usually at the end of each course, including short essay questions, multiple-choice questions, and tests of ability in wards and laboratory. At the end of the first final-year course 96 students underwent assessment. Of these 77 passed; 19 were referred for re-examination, of whom a further 12 passed subsequently. The scheme was found suitable by both teachers and external examiners.

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