Step 1 going to Pass/Fail will have impacts on basic science education but may provide opportunities to reimagine assessments. The goal of this session is to explore how the changes in Step 1 scoring may influence approaches to the assessment of basic sciences. New assessment strategies recently implemented at the University of Central Florida College of Medicine will be presented and discussed. Potential assessments of the future will be explored.
David M. Harris, PhD, is an Associate Professor of Physiology at the University of Central Florida College of Medicine. He is the course director of the Structure and Function module and has been implemented numerous active learning modalities in the module, including concept mapping, high fidelity patient simulations, and flipped classroom activities. He has published manuscripts on these models and continues to do collaborative research. He currently serves on the IAMSE Board of Directors and the Aquifer Sciences leadership team with a mission to improve integration between basic and clinical sciences.