International seminar – Students` assessment for selection and learning: Psychometrics for non-psychometricians
Invited guest: John Boulet, ECFMG & Faimer/EUA;
Coordination: Eliana Amaral, PRG & Rafael Maia, Comvest
April 17, 2018:
9-12h: Workshop: Basic concepts on psychometrics for non-psychometricians & quality item writing tips and exercise
John Boulet and Eliana Amaral
14-17h: Vestibular and residence selection: revising analysis and interpreting results
Rafael Maia & Comvest team – presentation
John Boulet – comments & tips
April 18, 2018:
9-12h: Research seminar: Selected projects for presentation and discussion
Eliana Amaral – coordination
John Boulet – comments
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About John Boulet
John R. (Jack) Boulet, PhD, is Vice President for Research and Data Resources, for both the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) and the Foundation for Advancement of International Medical Education and Research (FAIMER), and act as co-Chair of the ECFMG Internal Research and Data Review Committee. He is also a faculty member in the Master of Science in Medical and Healthcare Simulation program at Drexel University College of Medicine.
Dr. Boulet holds a BSc in mathematics from the University of Western Ontario and both an MA and PhD in education, specializing in measurement and evaluation, from the University of Ottawa. He is a senior scholar at the University of Illinois at Chicago, College of Medicine, an adjunct Professor of medicine at the F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine, Uniformed Services University, and a fellow of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare.
He joined ECFMG in 1996 as a Psychometrician for the ECFMG Clinical Skills Assessment (CSA) program. Later, he served as ECFMG’s Director of Test Development and Research. As Vice President for Research and Data Resources, ECFMG, he conducts and supervises research projects related to the employment and migration of international medical graduates and development of performance-based credentialing assessments in medicine.
Over the past 20 years, Dr. Boulet has published extensively in the field of medical education, and serves as a consultant in the administration, scoring, and validation of various performance-based assessments, focusing specifically on measurement aspects of objective structured clinical examinations (OSCEs) and various mannequin-based evaluation methodologies. In his role with FAIMER, he has also investigated workforce issues, concentrating on the characteristics of international medical education programs, the international migration of health care workers, the contribution of international medical graduates (IMGs) to the labor force in the United States, and the quality of care provided by IMGs. Dr. Boulet currently serves on the editorial boards for Advances in Health Sciences Education: Theory and Practice, Education for Health, and Simulation in Healthcare. He is a deputy editor for Medical Education.