Introduction to Assessment in Medical Education

Course overview

This workshop provides an introduction to assessment within our medical education programmes. It will include a year-by-year approach and highlight the importance of formative and summative assessment.

This is an interactive workshop where participants will use their understanding of our assessments to inform their teaching.

Attending this workshop is important for those who wish to become involved in creating assessments – MCQ/OSCE

By the end of this session participants will be better able to:

  • Understand the different forms of assessment used within the MBChB and PA studies programme at Leeds University
  • Know the characteristics of a good assessment and ascertain quality
  • Build a model of clinical competence through assessment

This course is free to attend and of interest to those wishing to develop teaching skills, especially in the healthcare environment and teaching our students.

This course is part of an assessment series, of interest to those who wish to get involved with examining and question setting in undergraduate medical education, including MSc Physicians Associate


Dr Jenn Hallam, Dr Rob Lane Leeds Institute of Medical Education


This workshop has been accredited for 3 CPD points from the Royal College of Physicians

This workshop is developed and run by the Leeds Institute of Medical Education at the University of Leeds and can be used to evidence the following areas for GMC accreditation: Teaching and facilitating learning, Enhancing learning through assessment, Supporting and monitoring educational progress.

This workshop can be used to evidence the following areas for The Academy of Medical Educators. Core: Respect for Learners. Domain: Teaching and Supporting Learners, Assessment and Feedback to Learners.