With the initiation and support of the Center of Innovation in Medical Education (CIMED), a Structured Oral Examination (SOE) was administered to first-semester students at TMA. Before the exams, trainings and workshops were held for teachers and examiners. The purpose of the exam was to assess the student's ability to verbalize the knowledge acquired within the anatomy, physiology, and histology training courses and team-based learning (TBL) sessions.
The Structured Oral Exam included three stations:
• At each station, the student met by an examiner from one of the courses (anatomy, histology, physiology);
• The student's delay at each station was 15 minutes;
• Students' assessment was based on previously developed criteria.