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MCQ Question Development

Guidelines to writing Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) questions

The NBME Item Writing Manual, Constructing written test questions for the Basic and Clinical Sciences, specifically Section II - Single Best Answer (SBA), developed by Case and Swanson is an excellent resource for use in developing questions for medical examinations.

Click to view: Item Writing Manual

The JCIE have extracted pertinent information from this manual in providing the following guide

Click to view: JCIE SBA writing guide

Click to view: JCIE question writing checklist

Download Specialty Coding Sheets and Templates
Specialty Coding Sheets Templates
Cardiothoracic Surgery download download
General Surgery download download
Neurosurgery download download
Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery download download
Otolaryngology download download
Paediatric Surgery download download
Plastic Surgery download download
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Question Samples

Please click here, then select the relevant Specialty, to view sample questions