Medicine, Nursing and Allied Health Professions

Professor Adrian Freeman

Professor of Medical Education, University of Exeter Medical School, UK


Professor Adrian Freeman

Plenary - State of Play for Progress Testing

Learning outcomes

  • Understand what progress testing is
  • Understand history and development of progress testing
  • Gain an awareness of the challenges of progress testing


Adrian is a Professor of Medical Education at University of Exeter Medical School. His clinical background is in General Practice. He has worked for many years in medical education at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels. His particular interest is in assessments in education. He has been developing and delivering progress tests for over 15 years.

Adrian is President of the European Board of Medical Assessors (EBMA).

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.

He has worked on many curriculum and assessment projects internationally including Oman, Dubai, Malta, Kosovo, Egypt, Myanmar, Indonesia, and Libya.

Adrian has been a member of the International Board of the American Board of Medical Examiners and is currently on the Board of the UK Medical Schools Council Assessment Alliance and the Council of the UK Academy of Medical Educators. He advises several UK institutions about assessment practice.