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About ExamSoft

About ExamSoft

ExamSoft is MCW's secure exam platform that enables to more efficient exam creation, delivery, analyzation, and management.

ExamSoft – an electronic exam testing suite. It allows Course Directors and Coordinators to build and store exam questions, allows students to take the exam, and enables OEI to complete exam scoring. 

What Can ExamSoft Do?

  • Scrambles exam questions and/or answers
  • Blocks students from accessing other programs while taking their exam
  • Provides instant  exam results
  • Identifies at-risk students and individual strengths and weaknesses
  • Generates custom reports  for faculty
  • Replicates USMLE format 

Resources

Questions?

Contact exams@mcw.edu.

Constructing Written Test Questions for the Basic and Clinical Sciences

Constructing Written Test Questions for the Basic and Clinical Sciences

Resource from the National Board of Medical Examiners
Read "Constructing Written Test Questions for the Basic and Clinical Sciences"
Item Writing Workshop (Kaplan)

Item Writing Workshop (Kaplan)

Two hour session from 2/16/2015 by Dr. Alice Akunyili, the Associate Director of Clinical Academics at Kaplan Medical.

In this role, she leads the efforts to create a clinically relevant and integrated medical curriculum. She has worked with several Medical schools to evaluate their clinical skills curriculum and provide recommendations. She is also on the Kaplan faculty roster for Biostatistics and Epidemiology, and the co-creator of a remedial basic science course for Medical students. During her tenure with Kaplan Medical she has helped thousands of doctors pass the USMLE and successfully navigate the process of medical licensing in United States with her test taking strategy classes and road to residency seminars. Dr. Akunyili is passionate about educating faculty and students about the relevance of clinical problem solving to board exams.

Presentation by Dr. Alice Akunyili
MCQ Tutorial from NBME

MCQ Tutorial from NBME

An introductory tutorial website from the National Board of Medical Examiners. 
MCQ Tutorial from NBME
Multiple Choice Questions

Multiple Choice Questions

How to use Application Questions on multiple-choice exams to assess an examinee's ability to use "recalled" knowledge. 
Multiple Choice Questions
Test Item Writing

Test Item Writing

Tips from writing questions for tests. 
Test Item Writing
Writing Single-Best Answer MCQs

Writing Single-Best Answer MCQs

Tips from writing a question stem, lead-in, response option and plausible distractors. 
Writing single-best answer MCQs