In 2008 a number of European medical schools decided to join efforts to improve assessment practice in medical education. A non-for-profit organization was chartered called the European Board of Medical Assessors (EBMA).
The board of EBMA comprises of European professionals who have expertise in assessment and/or leadership roles in universities throughout Europe.
EBMA provides a number of assessment services to individual learners, medical schools and other education organizations. These services include an assessment in the cognitive domain benchmarked against a European standard (the so-called European Knowledge Test), schools needing support for progress testing and a novel assessment procedure for assessing patient-related skills in the workplace.
New schools or organizations may join this initiative. EBMA welcomes new European medical schools or European health education institutions to become EBMA member.
For more information please visit the EBMA website.