Learning Communities

Assessment Community

Chair: Brad Brossman, American Board of Internal Medicine

Description: The Assessment Community is broadly defined to address the research issues of individual and program performance. Examples include methodology, admission and selection of learners into the professions, evaluation of competencies, and evaluation of programs.


Winter 2022 Update

Truly wishing all of you and your families the best for 2022. Please continue to stay safe and healthy and I’m looking forward to seeing you in the near future.

Since some of our members will be on-site for AERA 2022 and others will be remote, the Assessment Community Meetings will follow a similar structure to how they were conducted last year. That is, we will plan to meet through virtual meetings on one or two dates that may or may not coincide with the actual conference dates. Please let me know if you are interested in attending one (or both) of these virtual sessions with your Division I Assessment Community colleagues. We will plan to collaborate on future research projects together as well as simply have some fun and get to know one another better. If you are interested, please email me at BBrossman@abim.org, and I’ll be sure to include you on a poll to determine availability. We’ll look to hold these meetings in March and April to begin collaboration on AERA 2023 conference symposia.

As a reminder, the Assessment Community provides an opportunity for Division I members with interests in the broad framework of assessment to collaborate on research projects. Often our research focuses on (but is not limited to) licensure and certification assessments, medical education programs and assessments, and general psychometric topics. These studies can be theoretical, empirical, or applied, but they all have one aspect in common – they all concern assessment in the professions!

Please stay safe and I’m looking forward to seeing you all in the near future.
Chair, Assessment Community