Orzone AB, a world leading healthcare quality and medical training services company, today announced, in partnership with the European Union of Medical Specialist (UEMS) and the UEMS Joint Committee of Intensive Care Medicine (UEMS-IC), the successful completion of a multi-country online pilot examination based on the UEMS-IC’s curriculum.
The online examination, performed in Ireland, Norway, Portugal and United Kingdom, represented several important milestones for the partners:
- Multi-country examination administered simultaneously throughout different time zones
- Web-based online examination in secure environment
- Centrally organised with national administration
The examination pilot was a first test to validate the content and the technical platform. The goal, once the methodology has been validated, is to extend the test to include all trainees enrolled in the intensive care curriculum across all UEMS-IC member countries.
The project group included local country UEMS-IC representatives: Dr. Brian Marsh (Ireland), Prof. Hans Flaatten (Norway), Prof. Rui Moreno (Portugal), and Dr. Andrew Rhodes (United Kingdom).
European harmonisation of medical training
UEMS and Orzone are collaborating on a broad initiative to provide technical solutions supporting curriculum harmonisation within the European Union. For each medical speciality the partners work in close collaboration with the relevant UEMS section, national authorities and societies to adapt the platform to national requirements and guidelines. The British Cardiovascular Society (BCS) was the pioneering society to utilise the Orzone software for its annual accreditation Knowledge Based Assessment (KBA) in cardiology. The KBA testing methodology was scientifically validated in 2009 and successfully used in a live exam in 2010.
For more information, please contact Nina Offen | PR & Marketing Manager Orzone.(Published 2011-03-18 12:26)