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American University of Antigua Becomes First International School to Administer Web-Based NBME Exam
Date:12/23/2009

AUA uses high-speed network to administer secure NBME test to 191 students. The American University of Antigua (AUA) became the first medical school outside of the United States to administer the National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME) web-based examination in MSS Histology and Cell Biology. Utilizing this online-based examination provides a neutral medium that administers tests autonomously, all but removing human error and testing anomalies.

(PRWEB) December 23, 2009 -- The American University of Antigua (AUA) became the first medical school outside of the United States to administer the National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME) web-based examination in MSS Histology and Cell Biology.

The Internet has radically changed education, virtual or online educational institutions have become viable competitors to traditional universities. Utilizing online-based examination provides a neutral medium that administers tests autonomously, all but removing human error and testing anomalies.

The NBME is an independent, nonprofit organization that provides licensing examinations for the health professions. It administers the United States Medical Licensing Examination, a two-part exam that is required for all would-be physicians. The security of these exams is a matter of the highest importance; protection personnel often accompany the physical tests. The exam was administered to 191 AUA students and comprised 125 questions, and took exactly 2.5 hours to complete. Many of the questions included high-resolution images.

“We are very grateful that the NBME made this opportunity available to AUA and pleased with the outstanding performance of our brand-new, state-of-the-art campus network, during the exam,” said Tom Gardner the Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of AUA.

Gardner continued, “Thanks to the reliability of our high-speed network and th
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