In 2006 the Medical University of Lodz – the Division of Studies in English obtained the accreditation of the National Board of Medical Examiners, a reputable American organization founded in 1915. The accreditation, by allowing a wide access to commonly recognized NBME exams, is a real asset for students and our University and a way to implement objective assessment methods of medical students’ knowledge.
The NBME offers standardized, objective, discipline-based exams for use in assessment throughout the medical school curriculum. The exams are designed to provide institutions with effective evaluation tools and useful examinee performance data that can be compared with a large representative group of examinees at the same stage of training.
We use the NBME subject exams as the final method of assessment which together with the comprehensive basic science (CBS) exams create a consistent and standardized examination policy.