Reviews of medical examination questions for fourth year medical exams.

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Dear University of Birmingham,

I would like to know the following information in relation to medical undergraduates
studying the 5 year medical course A100, MBChB:

Regarding the forth year exams :

1.Has Birmingham Medical School compared the degree of difficulty of questions that it uses for the undergraduate fourth year theory exams with fourth year exams in other universities?

2.If so please list the universities that it has used to compare against ?

3.Please attach reports that have been written in the last 8 years that analyse or review the degree of difficulty of Birmingham University fourth year medical theory exams against other medical schools in the UK. Please note the names of the Universities that Birmingham Medical School is being compared with.

4.Where there are no reports comparing Birmingham Medical School against other Medical Schools in the UK for the degree of difficulty of fourth year medical theory exams please state clearly how Birmingham ensures that it's standards are similar to other Medical Schools in the UK.

5. In comparing fourth year medical exam question examples that students can access there is an obvious difference in the way theory exam questions are expressed. The Birmingham questions are generally more ambiguous than most Medical School exam questions for fourth year students. Please produce minutes or reports from the last 8 years where Birmingham management staff have discussed this issue?

Yours faithfully,

Ms Sheppard

FOI, University of Birmingham

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From: Ms Sheppard [[FOI #330700 email]]
Sent: 26 April 2016 09:50
To: FOI requests at University of Birmingham
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Reviews of medical examination questions for fourth year medical exams.

Dear University of Birmingham,

I would like to know the following information in relation to medical undergraduates
studying the 5 year medical course A100, MBChB:

Regarding the forth year exams :

1.Has Birmingham Medical School compared the degree of difficulty of questions that it uses for the undergraduate fourth year theory exams with fourth year exams in other universities?

2.If so please list the universities that it has used to compare against ?

3.Please attach reports that have been written in the last 8 years that analyse or review the degree of difficulty of Birmingham University fourth year medical theory exams against other medical schools in the UK. Please note the names of the Universities that Birmingham Medical School is being compared with.

4.Where there are no reports comparing Birmingham Medical School against other Medical Schools in the UK for the degree of difficulty of fourth year medical theory exams please state clearly how Birmingham ensures that it's standards are similar to other Medical Schools in the UK.

5. In comparing fourth year medical exam question examples that students can access there is an obvious difference in the way theory exam questions are expressed. The Birmingham questions are generally more ambiguous than most Medical School exam questions for fourth year students. Please produce minutes or reports from the last 8 years where Birmingham management staff have discussed this issue?

Yours faithfully,

Ms Sheppard

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From: Ms Sheppard [[FOI #330700 email]]
Sent: 26 April 2016 09:50
To: FOI requests at University of Birmingham
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Reviews of medical examination questions for fourth year medical exams.

Dear University of Birmingham,

I would like to know the following information in relation to medical undergraduates
studying the 5 year medical course A100, MBChB:

Regarding the forth year exams :

1.Has Birmingham Medical School compared the degree of difficulty of questions that it uses for the undergraduate fourth year theory exams with fourth year exams in other universities?

2.If so please list the universities that it has used to compare against ?

3.Please attach reports that have been written in the last 8 years that analyse or review the degree of difficulty of Birmingham University fourth year medical theory exams against other medical schools in the UK. Please note the names of the Universities that Birmingham Medical School is being compared with.

4.Where there are no reports comparing Birmingham Medical School against other Medical Schools in the UK for the degree of difficulty of fourth year medical theory exams please state clearly how Birmingham ensures that it's standards are similar to other Medical Schools in the UK.

5. In comparing fourth year medical exam question examples that students can access there is an obvious difference in the way theory exam questions are expressed. The Birmingham questions are generally more ambiguous than most Medical School exam questions for fourth year students. Please produce minutes or reports from the last 8 years where Birmingham management staff have discussed this issue?

Yours faithfully,

Ms Sheppard

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