Knowledge Assessment Responses in the ABFM Self-Assessment Modules (SAMs) - American Board of Medical Specialties

This is a summary of diplomates’ knowledge assessment performance on American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM) self-assessment modules (SAMs). SAMs are organized by competencies and consist of closed and open ended questions as well as a clinical simulation. The focus on knowledge assessment allows the diplomates to receive feedback and critiques after their first pass attempt on the exam. ABFM can collect this information and use it to analyze where the most success occurs in each competency during first pass attempts. The performance feedback diplomates receive after first pass attempts allows them to be more successful on second attempts, as well as decreases the time needed for completion of the SAMs

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