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Nat'l Board of Medical Examiners Writing Guide


The link below is the National Board of Medical Examiner's Complete Item Writing Guide in pdf format. Although long, it is jammed with examples, templates and tips that faculty wanting to write excellent multiple choice questions will find invaluable. Please take a look at the index and choose what sections are most helpful to you. Once you have read the parts of the manual that you need, try out your new found skills! Send your newly written multiple choice questions to Debra Klamen within the text box provided and she will return them with helpful critiques. Voila - you too will be writing Board-style multiple choice questions in no time!

National Board of Medical Examiner's Item Writing Guide