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The EECC Question Writing Group

Chair and Deputy of the Question Writing Group

Appointment

  • The Chair is appointed by the chair of the ESC Education Committee with the agreement of the Vice President for Training of the UEMS Cardiology Section / EECC Board Chair
  • The Deputy is appointed by the Vice President for Training of the UEMS Cardiology Section / EECC Board Chair with the agreement of the Chair of the ESC Education Committee
  • Tenure is for 2 years which may be renewed once

Requirements

  • Active member of the EECC question writing group
  • Detailed understanding of all aspects of the Question Writing process
  • Good leadership and IT skills

Responsibilities

  • To maintain an appropriate number of active question writers in the Group from the National Societies taking part in the EECC in consultation with the EECC board chair
  • Ensures the MCQ Writing Guide is up to date and that MCQ Writers are updated on the best practice for writing good MCQs
  • Agrees with the EECC board chair and chairs of the Selection and Standard Setting Groups which topics will be prioritised when triggering a call for new questions
  • Works with the ESC team to motivate question writers to submit the agreed number of MCQs through the on-line tool, in the appropriate format ahead of each MCQ Review meeting
  • To chair two Question Review meetings of the EECC Question Writing Group each year
  • To guide the work of the Question Review meetings to ensure that newly submitted questions are reviewed and that other questions are reviewed when required
  • The Chair to report back to the ESC Education Committee on the activities of the MCQ Review Group
  • The Chair to sit as a member on the EECC Board
  • The Chair and/or Deputy attend the Kick-Off meeting at the ESC Congress

Members

Appointment

  • Proposed by the national societies and appointed by the EECC board chair in consultation with the Chair of the Question Writing Group from each National Society taking part in the EECC

Requirements

  • Full understanding of the Question Writing process

Responsibilities

  • To write the requested number of high-quality best-of-five multiple choice questions covering the requested topics in the style required for the EECC
  • To submit the requested number of questions using the on-line tools before the Group Meetings
  • To attend Group meetings twice each year to edit submitted questions
  • If a member is unable to attend two consecutive meetings, the Chair or Deputy will contact them to determine whether they want to remain a member of the Group

Meetings

  • The Group will meet routinely twice each year - in January and on the eve of the ESC Congress in August
  • By agreement with the EECC Chair and Question Writing Group Chair, representatives of National Cardiology Societies may attend the Question Writing Meeting to observe

Question Writing Guide