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Professor Adrian Freeman

Professor Adrian Freeman

Professor of Medical Education (E&S)

 01392 406809

 RILD Building 

 

University of Exeter Medical School, RILD Building, RD&E Hospital Wonford, Barrack Road, Exeter, EX2 5DW, UK

Adrian is a Professor of Medical Education at University of Exeter Medical School. He is a practising General Practitioner (Family Medicine Specialist). He has been heavily involved in medical education at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels. His particular interest is in assessments in education.

He is an examiner for the Royal College of General Practitioners and led the development of the licensing examination of Clinical Skills for the College. He is chair of the MRCGP INT board of the College. This programme accredits overseas training programmes and assessments in Family Medicine and is active in 9 countries around the world.

Adrian has personal experience in the field of working on such projects in Oman, Dubai, Malta, Kosovo and China. In the past he has worked on related projects in Egypt and Libya and has also delivered teaching courses in Indonesia and Canada.

Adrian is President of the European Board of Medical Assessors and Deputy chair of the GMC Panel for Tests of Competence. He has been a member of the International Board of the American Board of Medical Examiners. He is currently on the Board of the UK Medical Schools Council Assessment Alliance and a Council member for the Academy of Medical Educators.

Qualifications

MMedSci

FRCGP

FAcadMed

Research

Key publications | Publications by category | Publications by year

Publications by category


Journal articles

Rendel S, Foreman P, Freeman A (2015). Licensing exams and judicial review: the closing of one door and opening of others?. Br J Gen Pract, 65(630), 8-9. Author URL.
Denney ML, Freeman A, Wakeford R (2013). MRCGP CSA: are the examiners biased, favouring their own by sex, ethnicity, and degree source?. BRITISH JOURNAL OF GENERAL PRACTICE, 63(616), E718-E725. Author URL.
Bennett J, Freeman A, Coombes L, Kay L, Ricketts C (2010). Adaptation of medical progress testing to a dental setting. Med Teach, 32(6), 500-502. Abstract.  Author URL.
Coombes L, Ricketts C, Freeman A, Stratford J (2010). Beyond assessment: feedback for individuals and institutions based on the progress test. Med Teach, 32(6), 486-490. Abstract.  Author URL.
Freeman A, Nicholls A, Ricketts C, Coombes L (2010). Can we share questions? Performance of questions from different question banks in a single medical school. Med Teach, 32(6), 464-466. Abstract.  Author URL.
Ricketts C, Freeman A, Pagliuca G, Coombes L, Archer J (2010). Difficult decisions for progress testing: how much and how often?. Med Teach, 32(6), 513-515. Abstract.  Author URL.
Freeman A, Van Der Vleuten C, Nouns Z, Ricketts C (2010). Progress testing internationally. Med Teach, 32(6), 451-455. Author URL.
Chamberlain S, Freeman A, Oldham J, Sanders D, Hudson N, Ricketts C (2006). Innovative learning: employing medical students to write formative assessments. Med Teach, 28(7), 656-659. Abstract.  Author URL.
Freeman AC, Sweeney K (2001). Why general practitioners do not implement evidence: a qualitative study. BMJ, 323, 1100-1100.

Conferences

Siriwardena AN, Edwards AGK, Campion P, Freeman A, Elwyn G (2006). Involve the patient and pass the MRCGP: investigating shared decision making in a consulting skills examination using a validated instrument.  Author URL.

Publications by year


2015

Rendel S, Foreman P, Freeman A (2015). Licensing exams and judicial review: the closing of one door and opening of others?. Br J Gen Pract, 65(630), 8-9. Author URL.

2013

Denney ML, Freeman A, Wakeford R (2013). MRCGP CSA: are the examiners biased, favouring their own by sex, ethnicity, and degree source?. BRITISH JOURNAL OF GENERAL PRACTICE, 63(616), E718-E725. Author URL.

2010

Bennett J, Freeman A, Coombes L, Kay L, Ricketts C (2010). Adaptation of medical progress testing to a dental setting. Med Teach, 32(6), 500-502. Abstract.  Author URL.
Coombes L, Ricketts C, Freeman A, Stratford J (2010). Beyond assessment: feedback for individuals and institutions based on the progress test. Med Teach, 32(6), 486-490. Abstract.  Author URL.
Freeman A, Nicholls A, Ricketts C, Coombes L (2010). Can we share questions? Performance of questions from different question banks in a single medical school. Med Teach, 32(6), 464-466. Abstract.  Author URL.
Ricketts C, Freeman A, Pagliuca G, Coombes L, Archer J (2010). Difficult decisions for progress testing: how much and how often?. Med Teach, 32(6), 513-515. Abstract.  Author URL.
Freeman A, Van Der Vleuten C, Nouns Z, Ricketts C (2010). Progress testing internationally. Med Teach, 32(6), 451-455. Author URL.

2006

Chamberlain S, Freeman A, Oldham J, Sanders D, Hudson N, Ricketts C (2006). Innovative learning: employing medical students to write formative assessments. Med Teach, 28(7), 656-659. Abstract.  Author URL.
Siriwardena AN, Edwards AGK, Campion P, Freeman A, Elwyn G (2006). Involve the patient and pass the MRCGP: investigating shared decision making in a consulting skills examination using a validated instrument.  Author URL.

2001

Freeman AC, Sweeney K (2001). Why general practitioners do not implement evidence: a qualitative study. BMJ, 323, 1100-1100.

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Awards

2017 RCGP President's medal for International Work


External Examiner Positions

Examiner MRCGP (Previously lead development of the national Clinical Skills Assessment)

I have been External Examiner for Medical Undergraduate programmes at Birmingham, St George's London, Imperial London, Kings College London, Newcastle , Sheffield, Leeds, Gaulway, Singapore.


External positions

President European Board of Medical Assessors

Deputy Chair GMC Panel of Tests of Competence

Chair Royal College of General Practitioners Panel of International Accreditation (MRCGP INT)

Board Member Medical Schools Council Assesssment Alliance

Council member Academy of Medical Educators

Educational Adviser to MRCP examination

Educational Adviser to NCAS (NAtional Clinical Asssessment Service)

Academic adviser to the Dean of the Worshipful Society of Apothecaries

Through postgraduate and undergraduate medical education I have supported developments Internationally in Oman,Malta,Kosovo, Dubai, Egypt, Libya, China, Myanmar, Indonesia, 

Assessments in undergraduate and postgraduate medical education

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