University of North Dakota Physician Assistant Program
The University of North Dakota Physician Assistant Program was established in 1970 in Grand Fork, North Dakota. The program’s mission is to “to prepare selected students to become competent physician assistants working collaboratively with physicians, emphasizing primary care in rural and/or underserved communities.” The University of North Dakota Department of Physician Assistant Studies educates driven and accomplished health care professionals through their curriculum. As of 2020, the program celebrated its 50 year anniversary with over 2000 graduates employed throughout the United States, Canada, and overseas.
In 2012, the University of North Dakota Department of Physician Assistants got in touch with AllofE Solutions looking for a secure and comprehensive testing platform that could generate performance reports. AllofE was able to implement the examN application module as a solution.
The Solution: Implementing examN
The University of North Dakota Department of Physician Assistants customized the examN application module in eMedley to fit its specific needs.
examN offers secure, offline and online testing for health sciences programs. When implemented, the University of North Dakota Department of Physician Assistants was looking for specific exam management and administrative features. These customizable features were included to fit the program’s individualistic needs:
- Assignment Management
- Assessment Configuration
- Question Bank Management
- Question Types
- Question Alignment
- Online Testing
- Bubble Sheet processing
- Automatic Grading
- Exam Performance Reports
The program was able to create and save questions through question banks interface and use them on current and future exams. Exams were able to be created with a large selection of question types, and even be aligned to standards to track student performance.
Other features the examN implementation included were automatic grading and exam performance reports. Both automatic grading and performance reports saved the program an immense amount of time. Automatic grading is reliable, accurate, and secure. The reports are able to generate detailed information regarding students, cohorts, tests, and other.
Customizing the Solution
Later on in their partnership, the University of North Dakota Department of Physician Assistants worked closely with AllofE to implement custom features for examN:
- Selection of multiple questions at a time to move from a question bank to an exam saving the administrator time
- Set up recording of test reviews with an automated proctoring button to monitor test review sessions
- Provided the ability to start an exam up to 10 minutes late, but still have the full allotted time
- Default automatic proctoring button when assigning exams
As the University of North Dakota Department of Physician Assistants continues to educate outstanding health care professionals, AllofE looks forward to the continued partnership to support their educational needs with eMedley.