National exit exam needed to test core knowledge

Ian N Bernadt
Med J Aust 2006; 185 (1): . || doi: 10.5694/j.1326-5377.2006.tb00458.x
Published online: 3 July 2006

To the Editor: The article by Sanson-Fisher and Lynagh criticising problem-based learning (PBL)1 has elicited surprisingly little response, especially in light of the fact that these authors are from the University of Newcastle, the institution that first introduced PBL in Australia.

  • Department of Ear Nose and Throat, Fremantle Hospital, Perth, WA.


  • 1. Sanson-Fisher RW, Lynagh MC. Problem-based learning: a dissemination success story? Med J Aust 2005; 183: 258-260. <MJA full text>
  • 2. Lake F. Personal and professional development — improving the experience. Education Centre News, December (Issue 17). Perth: University of Western Australia, 2004: 2.
  • 3. Lawson-Smith C. Achieving equal standards in medical student education: is a national exit examination the answer [letter]? Med J Aust 2005; 183: 167. <MJA full text>


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