Dimensionality of the Maintenance of Certification for Family Physicians Examination: Evidence of Construct Validity - American Board of Medical Specialties

This descriptive narrative focuses on the American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM) Maintenance of Certification for Family Physicians (MC-FP) examination and the efforts made to ensure the dimensionality of the examination. It highlights the analysis that was performed to confirm that the test was properly designed to measure one aspect at a time and also measures what it is designed to measure. The authors discuss the implications for construct validity and that the examination accurately measures the ability of family physicians to make appropriate clinical decisions.

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