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J Educ Eval Health Prof. 2009 Dec 20;6:4. doi: 10.3352/jeehp.2009.6.4.

Introduction to an open source internet-based testing program for medical student examinations.

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Department of Information and Statistics, Hallym University, Chuncheon, Korea.


The author developed a freely available open source internet-based testing program for medical examination. PHP and Java script were used as the programming language and postgreSQL as the database management system on an Apache web server and Linux operating system. The system approach was that a super user inputs the items, each school administrator inputs the examinees' information, and examinees access the system. The examinee's score is displayed immediately after examination with item analysis. The set-up of the system beginning with installation is described. This may help medical professors to easily adopt an internet-based testing system for medical education.


Computer-Based Testing; Internet-Based Testing; Medical Examination; Open Source Program

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