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6. Vascular Technology Theory Exam Development Workshop 2019

By Anna Jerram, Clinical Vascular Scientist - Manchester Royal Infirmary

This year’s SVT Technology theory exam question development day was based in Manchester, at the centrally located ETC Venues, a purpose designed conference and meetings facility next to Piccadilly Gardens.

I was joined by fellow AVS from around the UK: Tanyah Ewen, Matt Bartlett, Klaus Bond, Caroline Dainty and Ming Yeung; with Darlene Leuschke from Inteleos chairing the session via telelink from the USA, a very early start for her!

Inteleos is a non-profit global certification organisation, which endeavours to provide rigorous assessments to cultivate a global community of professionals dedicated to the highest standards in healthcare and patient safety. It is also the umbrella organisation to the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography and the Alliance for Physician Certification & Advancement which also houses the Point-of-Care Ultrasound Certification Academy.

We spent a very productive day revising the existing bank of questions for the forthcoming SVT Vascular Technology theory exams, improving the way the questions were phrased and formatted, and ensuring they were up to date and robust.

Overall a great day was had by all. We had all been involved in the first workshops held last year in London, so the whole process came a bit more naturally second time around; teaming our subject knowledge and professional experience with Darlene’s guidance on the art of writing good exam questions.


Left to right: AVS Ming Yeung, Caroline Dainty, Matt Bartlett, Klaus Bond, Anna Jerram and Tanyah Ewen.