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Upcoming Workshops

Wednesday, November 13, 2023
3:00PM to 5:30PM Eastern Time 



NBME Open Enrollment Item-Writing Workshop 

NBME offers workshops to help medical school faculty and other health professionals to enhance the quality of their multiple-choice questions (MCQs) for use on their own examinations and programs. NBME professionals will facilitate a workshop specific to the needs of your school or assessment body, tailoring examples and exercises to align with your healthcare discipline(s).

Open Enrollment Workshop Overview (Remote)

  • Participants will complete 1 to 1.5 hours of prework, including watching a series of microlearning videos, completing structured activities, and writing a new item or reviewing and revising an existing item
  • NBME professionals will conduct a 2.5-hour workshop via video conferencing software with participants, including small group review/revision of items, large group review, and time for discussion
  • Workshops will be offered three times throughout the year
  • Participants comprise individuals from across institutions, educational backgrounds, and health professions

Best for …

  • Individuals seeking to improve their item writing
  • Anyone seeking to try out the workshop before scheduling for a group
  • New and experienced item writers
  • Professionals working in health sciences or medical editing

Workshop Details

The online sessions will be held via Zoom for approximately 3 hours and 30 minutes in length, facilitated by NBME professionals (up to 50 participants per session). Individuals will be asked to agree to terms and conditions to participate in this workshop. In addition, there will be up to 1.5 hours of prework for each participant to complete prior to the online meeting. Participants must join the session 5 minutes prior to start time and will need: 

  • Zoom (current version recommended)
  • A laptop or desktop computer
  • Headphones
  • Microphone, separate or integrated into computer or headphones
  • Stable internet connection
  • Google Chrome internet browser
  • Comfortable and private location for the duration of the session 

Workshop Pricing

$350 introductory price per person for the open enrollment Item-Writing Workshops. NBME accepts payment via PayPal only.

Register for a workshop

If you would like to register for an open enrollment workshop, please apply for one of the dates shown below. Registration will close based on the deadline provided or when capacity is reached.

Tuesday, June 27, 2023
3:00PM to 5:30PM Eastern Time

Registration closes: June 9, 2023 or when we reach capacity
Pre-work is required for this session


Thursday, August 17, 2023
3:00PM to 5:30PM Eastern Time
Registration closes: August 1, 2023 or when we reach capacity
Pre-work is required for this session