The ESME courses, offered and accredited by AMEE, are aimed at practising teachers in medicine and the healthcare professions, both basic scientists and clinicians. They are aimed at those new to teaching and at teachers with some experience who would like a greater understanding of the basic principles and an update on current best practice. The courses recognise that, with appropriate help, all, even those with considerable experience, can improve their skills in teaching.

Purpose:  The ESMEA Course accredited by AMEE introduces the fundamental principles of assessment for healthcare educators.  It is aimed at people new to assessment who wish to gain a thorough foundation in this important area.

Programme:Through a range of interactive lectures, presentations and small group work, the following topics will be covered:

  1. Principles of assessment
  2. Blueprinting
  3. Item writing
  4. OSCEs
  5. WBA
  6. Feedback
  7. Understanding test metrics
  8. Standard setting

Post-course report: Participants may choose to submit, within six months of completion of the course, a short report describing the application of the ESMEA competencies in their own teaching practice, leading to award of the AMEE-ESMEA Certificate in Medical Education.


  • Course Leader:  Kathy Boursicot (Duke-NUS, Singapore)
  • Facilitators:  Brownie Anderson (NBME, USA), Richard Fuller (University of Liverpool, UK), Sandra Kemp (Curtin University, Australia) and Trudie Roberts (University of Leeds, UK)


  • Saturday 5 September – 0900-1630
  • Sunday 6 September – 0900-1230
  • Tuesday 8 September – 1600-1730

Lunch: Provided on Saturday only

Venue: Crowne Plaza Hotel (Sat/Sun); Clyde Auditorium (Tues)

Cost: £ 595  (includes course and optional post-course report).  To secure your place, payment for courses is required prior to attendance.

Cancellations:  Requests to cancel should be emailed to Worldspan ([email protected]).  AMEE will make every effort to resell your place on a course but cannot guarantee a refund will be possible.  No refunds will be given for non-attendance at courses.

How to register:  Wherever possible courses should be reserved and paid at the time of registration. Places are strictly limited and allocated on a first-come, first-serve basis.

It is not possible to register for the AMEE-ESMEA course only.  Course participants must register for AMEE 2019 and pay the appropriate conference registration fee.


If you have any questions regarding the AMEE-ESMEA Course, please contact the ESME Course Administrator ([email protected]).  Registration enquiries should be directed to Worldspan ([email protected])

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