Longitudinal Assessments in Continuing Specialty Certification and Lifelong Learning - American Board of Medical Specialties

This article provides an overview of the theoretical underpinnings underlying longitudinal assessment (LA) programs, briefly describes current uses of LA in medicine, and suggests areas for evaluating the role of LA in continuing medical specialty certification and continuing professional development. The American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) and several ABMS Member Boards’ are currently developing and piloting approaches to LA programs.


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