During an in-person MFPH exam, candidates’ scores for each competency will be recorded by examiners on a portable tablet device. Marks for the exam are then collated and analysed before being taken to the Exam Board for consideration. All identifiable information is securely held on Faculty servers at all times and rigorous data compliance procedures are in place to ensure the security of any information collected during an exam.
The Exam Board
The examination board sits after every examination sitting. It is chaired by the Chair of the Examiners and also has an External Educational advisor. The board reviews the exam marks and ratifies them. It also reviews feedback provided by the examiners and candidates at the sitting to assess if any immediate action is needed.
The Development Committee
Oversight of the membership examination is provided through the Development Committee, which sits quarterly. It is chaired by the Chair of Examiners and has representation from Faculty Officers, the registrar committee, devolved administrations, examiners involved in the delivery of the examination and an external Educational Advisor. It reviews all aspects of the examination including question development, support to examiners and candidates, examination delivery and governance issues as declared by the Faculty.
Candidates who wish to appeal against their examination results should consult the Appeal Procedures and associated guidance. A formal written appeal against examination results must be received by the Chief Executive of the Faculty within one calendar month of the date of dispatch of the results.
The Development Committee (MEDC) is committed to continuously improve the experience of the examination for candidates and examiners alike. The report provides an overview of the performance of the examination and a summary of the developments we have undertaken for the examination during 2021. We have learned from the delivery of the online exam and taken some good practice forward to the face-to-face exams, which will resume in September 2022.