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Mike Tweed

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Research Title

Utility of candidate certainty in and safety of MCQ responses within a framework of self-monitoring

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Research Summary

Self-monitoring by healthcare professionals (HCPs) is self-reflection in the moment when faced with making decisions, such as regarding the problems faced by an individual patient and likely diagnoses, investigation and treatment. The HCP considers how certain they are in their decisions and what the consequences of these may be. Do they need to ask for help or look it up?

As this is important attribute for HCPs, it is important to introduce it to HCP students and assess it. This research explores evaluating the utility of medical student’s certainty in responses and safety of responses in MCQ assessments in a variety of contexts.

Research Interests

Assessment of healthcare professional undergraduate and postgraduates


Dr Sarah Stein
Jeff Smith (Education)
Tim Wilkinson (Medicine)