Test Item Writing - EBR 2016

Thank you for your contributions to EBR 2016!

In recognition of the learning that occurs as a part of your authoring process, we are happy to offer CME credit for your work. The Endocrine Society, which is accredited by the Accreditation Council on Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians, designates this test item writing activity for a maximum of 10 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) ™.

Successful completion of each Test-Item Writing CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables you to earn up to 10 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

lease complete a short online evaluation, which will provide you with a chance to reflect on your authoring experience and also help us ensure that this educational activity continues to meet your learning needs. Please click here to complete the survey, which should take you 3 minutes to complete, and claim your CME.

If you have any questions, please contact Kristen Ndure, Manager, Self-Assessment, Education, at kndure@endocrine.org.

Thank you again for your contributions to EBR 2016.

Target Audience

Faculty who produced content for EBR 2016.

Learning Objectives

Through engaging in this activity, learners will improve their ability to:

  1. Demonstrate enhanced knowledge in the field of endocrine physiology and pathophysiology.
  2. Identify strengths and weaknesses of scientific test item writing.
  3. Effectively communicate content and rationale for drafted cases during the peer-review process.
  4. Integrate peer-review feedback into question writing.
  5. Provide clear and concise learning objectives linked to a curriculum/content blueprint appropriate for the activity’s audience of learners.
  6. Provide appropriate literature support for peers and learners to reinforce educational value through subsequent self-directed learning.

Additional Information

Target Audience: 
Clinical researcher
Competency Area: 
Medical Knowledge
Interpersonal and Communication Skills
Topic Area: 
General Endocrinology
Level of Outcomes: 
Level 1 (Participation)
Level 2 (Satisfaction)
Level 3A (Learning: Declarative Knowledge (Knows))
Level 3B (Learning: Procedural Knowledge (Knows How))
Level 4 (Learning: Competence (Shows How))
Activity summary
Available credit: 
  • 10.00 ABIM MOC
  • 10.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
Course opens: 
Course expires: 

The faculty, committee members, and staff who are in position to control the content of this activity are required to disclose to the Endocrine Society and to learners any relevant financial relationship(s) of the individual or spouse/ partner that have occurred within the last 12 months with any commercial interest(s) whose products or services are related to the CME content. Financial relationships are defined by remuneration in any amount from the commercial interest(s) in the form of grants; research support; consulting fees; salary; ownership interest (eg, stocks, stock options, or ownership interest excluding diversified mutual funds); honoraria or other payments for participation in speakers’ bureaus, advisory boards, or boards of directors; or other financial benefits. The intent of this disclosure is not to prevent CME planners with relevant financial relationships from planning or delivering content, but rather to provide learners with information that allows them to make their own judgments of whether these financial relationships may have influenced the educational activity with regard to exposition or conclusion. The Endocrine Society has reviewed all disclosures and resolved or managed all identified conflicts of interest, as applicable.

The following committee members reported no relevant financial relationships: David Cooper, MD.

The medical editor for this program, Abbie L. Young, MS, CGC, ELS(D), reported no relevant financial relationships.

The Endocrine Society staff associated with the development of content for this activity reported no relevant financial relationships.

Available Credit

  • 10.00 ABIM MOC
  • 10.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits