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The Department of Medical Education publish Fact Sheets on a periodic basis which present information on medical education subjects in an easy to read, portable format, emphasizing key points of interest or concern. This in turn provides a general idea about current issues related to COM educational practice, policy, and philosophy.

The index of published fact sheets is as follows:

FS-00 What is a Fact Sheet in Medical Education?

FS-01 What is a Fact Sheet in Medical Education?

FS-02 The Process of Problem Based Learning - The Eleven Steps

FS-03 Why Problem Based Learning? The Rationale behind PBL

FS-04 The word "Lecture"

FS-05 Simulated Patients (SP's)

FS-06 Educational Objectives

FS-07 Taxonomy of Educational Objectives

FS-08 Evidence Based Medicine (EBM)

FS-09 Assessment


FS-10 Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE)

FS-11 Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE)

FS-12 Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ)

FS-13 Extended Matching (R-Type) Questions (EMQs)

FS-14 Student Portfolios 

FS-15 Modified Essay Questions (MEQs)

FS-16 Educational Evaluation Part I: Origins and Goal-Based

FS-17 Educational Evaluation Part II: Educational Innovation and New Directions in Program Evaluation

FS-18 Educational Evaluation Part III: Relationship to Decision-Making

FS-19 Faculty Evaluation Part I: Defining Faculty Work in the Academic Setting

FS-20 Faculty Evaluation Part II: Peer Evaluation


FS-21 Faculty Evaluation Part III: What Makes a Good Peer Evaluator?

FS-22 Standard Setting of Multiple-Choice Questions (MCQs): The One-Best-Answer (A-Type) MCQ

FS-23 Item/Psychometric Analysis of Multiple-Choice Questions

FS-24 A Item Analysis Assumptions (Difficulty & Discrimination Indexes)

FS-24 B Item Analysis Assumptions – Measure of exam internal consistency (reliability)

FS-25 Clinical Assessment

FS-26 Gauging Personality Type & Considering it in the Medical Sector

FS-27 Management

FS-28  Communication Skills  * Page 1   * Page 2

FS-29 A Concept Mapping : Principles

FS-29 B Concept Mapping : Process

FS-30 A Leadership

FS-30 B Leadership


FS-31 Introduction to Undergraduate Competency-Based Education

FS-32 Clinical Competence

FS-33 Common Flaws of Multiple Choice

FS-34 Stress and Stress Management