Pearson VUE is expanding its partnership with the Australian Medical Council (AMC), through investment into an Assessment Innovation Hub within the new AMC National Test Centre, a purpose-built, state-of-the art testing facility, set to launch next year.
The AMC is an independent national standards body for medical education, assessment, and training in Australia. As part of its function, the AMC undertakes assessments for international medical graduates seeking registration to practice medicine in Australia.
In addition to the Assessment Innovation Hub, Pearson VUE will locate a Pearson Professional Center at the National Test Centre as part of the agreement. This provides convenience for candidates to take both their multiple-choice question (MCQ) assessment and clinical examinations at the new location.
"Due to the changing health care needs of communities, the requirements for medical professional practice are evolving," explained Ray Murray, Senior Vice President of Global Business Development, Pearson VUE. "We expect this new Assessment Innovation Hub to support research and development into the evolution of assessment strategies for medical and healthcare professionals in the region and globally."
Pearson VUE has collaborated with the AMC since 2008, providing computer adaptive testing (CAT) for the AMC’s MCQ exam and supported delivery of the marking system for its clinical examinations at the Council’s current testing site.
"As our long-standing partner, Pearson VUE supports us in our mission to promote medical education and training that is responsive to workforce needs across Australia," commented Philip Pigou, CEO, Australian Medical Council. "With our shared interest in developing new innovations in medical assessments, we’re incredibly excited to be expanding our partnership."
About the Australian Medical Council
The Australian Medical Council is an independent national standards body for medical education and training. The AMC’s purpose is to ensure that the standards of education, training and assessment of the medical profession promote and protect the health of the Australian community.