EBMA provides assessment products for medical schools, students and early residents:

1. The International Progress Test

Progress testing is a longitudinal assessment strategy that promotes deep, meaningful learning. It is aligned to the EBMA philosophy of ‘promoting best practices in assessment for learning in medical education’. Under the umbrella of EBMA, the International Progress Testing Programme, conceived and implemented by several progress testing specialists worldwide, will be able to incorporate better testing materials and more robust benchmarking. The blueprint of EBMA IPT is compatible with the blueprint of EBMA EKT so that the EBMA IPT can be also seen as a preparation for that exam. EBMA offers the possibility to customize the implementation of EBMA IPT according to your local conditions, purposes and needs.

More detailed information here.

2. The European Knowledge Test

The EKT covers all relevant aspects of basic and clinical sciences as well as behavioural sciences and statistics. The EKT is currently available in English and consists of 200 multiple-choice questions, each with one best answer accepted as correct.

The difficulty of the test and cut scoring are tailored to the knowledge level European students should have at the time just prior to receiving their Doctor of Medicine (or equivalent) degree.

More detailed information here.

3. Video Assessment of patient related competences

In addition to cognitive testing, EBMA offers assessment of patient related skills, such as communication with patients, medical performance, professionalism and clinical reasoning and reflection. These competences are fundamental to good clinical practice and will provide insights to our awareness of differences both in medical education and training, and health care delivery across Europe. The target group for this assessment can be described as: ‘medical graduates that have just started clinical activities in the workplace or undergraduates in the later years of medical studies who will benefit from feedback on their clinical performance’.

An online video system is available within the existing EPASS system for submitting the consultations by the candidate, allowing assessors to review, score, provide feedback and make a decision about the candidate’s performance. See below a screenshot where a video has been uploaded to the system. Feedback can be directly added by the assessors by means of an annotation.


Screenshot of the video tool within the EPASS system