Special Issue "Assessment in Medical Education during and after COVID-19"

A special issue of Education Sciences (ISSN 2227-7102).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 June 2023) | Viewed by 117

Special Issue Editor

Scholarship and Simulation Education, Office of Professional Development and Educational Scholarship, Queen’s Health Sciences, Queen’s University, Kingston, ON K7L 1B9, Canada
Interests: assessment; cognitive processes; mixed methods; medical education; simulation

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Assessment is integral to the learning process. When used effectively, it can inform learning, encourage metacognitive thinking, and provide an evaluative judgment identifying the extent to which learners met specific learning objectives.  There has been a significant shift in assessment over the last decade in the field of medical education. This shift includes more emphasis on formative assessment and greater involvement of learners in assessment processes. Multiple factors have impacted assessment processes, including the transition to a competency-based model and, more recently, the COVID-19 pandemic. While the pandemic has been disruptive in more ways than one, several innovations have emerged as a result.

This Special Issue provides an opportunity for medical education scholars to learn about innovations and advances specific to assessment during the COVID-19 pandemic. We welcome original research and scholarly reviews. Topics may include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • Exploring tensions between assessments used for multiple purposes;
  • Learner involvement in assessment processes;
  • Collecting validity evidence for new assessment tools;
  • Gaps in programs of assessment;
  • Novel assessment approaches piloted or designed during the COVID-19 pandemic.

I look forward to receiving your contributions.

Dr. Heather Braund
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All submissions that pass pre-check are peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a double-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Education Sciences is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1400 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • assessment
  • formative assessment
  • medical education
  • pandemic
  • summative assessment

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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