The Royal College has introduced a new tablet-based system for examiners to grade exams. By fall 2022, this technology is expected to be in use by all specialties.
Much of Dr. Wilson’s impact and influence in medical education stems from his numerous roles with the Royal College, for which he is being honoured as the 2019 recipient of the James H. Graham Award of Merit.
Meet long-time volunteer Connie Switzer, MD, FRCPC. She oversaw the redevelopment and modernization of the Gastroenterology exam, advanced the Royal College exam development system’s grid and led a redevelopment of the OSCE exam.
Jordan Tarshis, MD, FRCPC, is an anesthesiologist with a strong academic bent. He began to volunteer for the Royal College in 2007 by participating on the Anesthesiology Examination Board. He was struck almost immediately by the complexity of the work.
In 2011, the Royal College established the Areas of Focused Competence (AFC) diploma. Scores of volunteers have been key to the implementation of this new category, since the Royal College’s Committee on Specialties (COS) received its first AFC diploma application eight years ago.