Concept Proposal for Nationalised Formative and Summative Assessments to Enhance the Preparedness of Medical Students for the National Exit Test (NExT) and Solution for Low Resource Countries: Insights from NBME Examinations in the USA

Enhancing preparedness of medical students towards NExT

Authors

  • Satwik Kuppili Konaseema Institute of Medical Sciences (KIMS), Amalapuram, India
  • Eshika Madala Apollo Institute of Medical Sciences Research (AIMSR), Hyderabad, India
  • Ravi Kant All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Rishikesh, India
  • Lokesh Kumar Tiwari All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Patna, India
  • Lokesh Edara WMU School of Medicine, Michigan, USA

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.52314/gjms.2022.v2i3.93

Keywords:

NExT Exam, India, USMLE, NBME, NMC

Abstract

The National Exit Test (NExT) is planned to have a nationalised uniform assessment system for Indian medical graduates. This, being a new concept in India, the preparedness of students for such assessment needs to be under consideration. USMLE is a time-tested model in the United States of America. NBME test scores in the USA are intended for summative assessment of medical students and closely mimic the USMLE scores. We propose a model of nationalised formative and summative assessments as a preparedness tool for NExT that can be adapted by the NMC to have uniform and high-quality holistic assessment tools for Indian medical graduates.

Author Biographies

Satwik Kuppili, Konaseema Institute of Medical Sciences (KIMS), Amalapuram, India

Department of Community Medicine

Eshika Madala, Apollo Institute of Medical Sciences Research (AIMSR), Hyderabad, India

Department of Community Medicine

Ravi Kant, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Rishikesh, India

Department of General Surgery

Lokesh Kumar Tiwari, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Patna, India

 Department of Pediatrics

Lokesh Edara, WMU School of Medicine, Michigan, USA

Department of Medicine

Published

2023-03-11

How to Cite

Kuppili, S., Madala, E., Ravi Kant, Tiwari, L. K., & Edara, L. (2023). Concept Proposal for Nationalised Formative and Summative Assessments to Enhance the Preparedness of Medical Students for the National Exit Test (NExT) and Solution for Low Resource Countries: Insights from NBME Examinations in the USA: Enhancing preparedness of medical students towards NExT. Global Journal of Medical Students, 2(3), 28–30. https://doi.org/10.52314/gjms.2022.v2i3.93