It is known that the Ethiopian Medical Association was closely following ERMP- 2021 related concerns,the steps taken in addressing the matter are listed below,
-EMA established a 6-member investigation committee composed of medical education and assessment experts from various specialties
-The committee held a meeting with MOH higher officials and ERMP team.
-The ERMP team provided brief presentation on the overall process of the exam development cycle, exam administration and complaints filed by examinees followed by question and answer session to further discuss and clarify specific issues
-The EMA Committee set out a plan to investigate
the complaints and acted upon them.
-Compared the allegedly reported as “leaked items” with the current exam (ERMP-2021).
-Checked previous exams (ERMP-2019/2011 E.C.) and the question bank to identify source of the exam items.
-Checked overall score of candidates across all hubs to indirectly assess impact on score results.
-Inquired about the exam development and review process.
-Checked all the 200 MCQs items on ERMP-2021 one by one for accuracy of answer key and clarity of the question.
-Tested the Moodle for accuracy of scoring by reshuffling options/choices on sampled exam items.
-Reviewed reports from different testing hubs
-Discussed with the IT to identify a weak link in the exam security.
-Compiled its findings and generated recommendations to MOH.
Ethiopian Medical Association is proud to have contributed in a scientifically sound manner to the investigative process.Once again we’d like to thank our member physicians who are experts in Medical Education and our IT consultant for swiftly addressing ERMP associated concerns through a holistic approach.
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