The Evolution of the American Board of Ophthalmology Written Qualifying Examination

David Wilson, William S. Tasman, Gregory L. Skuta, Bhavna P. Sheth

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Abstract

Since the inception of board certification in ophthalmology in 1916, a written assessment of candidates' knowledge base has been an integral part of the certification process. Although the committee structure and technique for writing examination questions has evolved over the past 100 years, the written qualifying examination remains an essential tool for assessing the competency of physicians entering the workforce. To develop a fair and valid examination, the American Board of Ophthalmology builds examination questions using evidence-based, peer-reviewed literature and adheres to accepted psychometric assessment standards.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)S15-S19
JournalOphthalmology
Volume123
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2016

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The Evolution of the American Board of Ophthalmology Written Qualifying Examination. / Wilson, David; Tasman, William S.; Skuta, Gregory L.; Sheth, Bhavna P.

In: Ophthalmology, Vol. 123, No. 9, 01.09.2016, p. S15-S19.

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Wilson, David ; Tasman, William S. ; Skuta, Gregory L. ; Sheth, Bhavna P. / The Evolution of the American Board of Ophthalmology Written Qualifying Examination. In: Ophthalmology. 2016 ; Vol. 123, No. 9. pp. S15-S19.
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