8th Annual Mega Retreat

8th Annual Mega Retreat

March 15, 2014

The Department for Educational Development (DED) successfully organized and conducted the 8th Annual Mega Retreat to ‘Enhance the Reliability and Validity of Assessment at FHS-AKU, Karachi, for the Medical College and School of Nursing and Midwifery (SONAM) Undergraduate and Postgraduate academic programmes’, on Saturday March 15, 2014.

During the course of the retreat, Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs), Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCEs) and Short Answer Questions (SAQs) were reviewed to develop a robust, reliable and valid Question-Bank for each entity. This year all previous records were broken: 650 good quality MCQs, SAQs and OSCEs were accepted for the Question-Bank!

This activity was made successful by the dedicated participation of 194 faculty members including eight External Examiners and three from AKU-Examination-Board.

The Mega Retreat received complete support from the leadership of the Medical College and SONAM, who chaired the various groups, demonstrating their own commitment and encouragement to others, while Educational Resource Persons guided the critique with expertise.

This activity was coordinated by Dr Qamar Riaz and Dr Misbah Mannan, and was made possible by the dedication, enthusiasm and remarkable planning of Examination Cell and DED staff.


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