(Adapted from an NBME news release)
Molly Cooke, MD, FACP, has been elected to a four-year term as a Member-at-Large of the National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME).
The NBME is an independent, not-for-profit organization that provides high-quality examinations for the health professions. Protection of the health of the public through state of the art assessment is the mission of the NBME, along with a major commitment to research and development in evaluation and measurement. The NBME develops the three-step United States Medical Licensing Examination™ (USMLE™), which provides a common evaluation system for applicants seeking initial licensure to practice medicine in the United States. The NBME's examinations and services are also widely used by the medical education system. In addition, the NBME provides testing, educational, consultative, and research services to a number of medical specialty boards and societies and healthcare organizations in the United States and internationally.
At UCSF, Cooke is professor of medicine, William G. Irwin Endowed Chair, and director of the Haile T. Debas Academy of Medical Educators. The Academy, established to serve as a community for medical school faculty with significant commitment to medical education, to advocate for teachers in the promotion process and to enhance funding in support of teaching, is nationally recognized as a groundbreaking initiative. Cooke also is a senior scholar at the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.
In the past, Cooke has provided volunteer service to the NBME as a member of the USMLE Step 2 Medicine Committee. USMLE is a joint program of the National Board of Medical Examiners and the Federation of State Medical Boards. Results of USMLE are reported to individual licensing authorities in the United States and its territories for use in granting the initial license to practice medicine.
For further information contact Kenneth E. Cotton
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