Workshop on “MCQ Development”

Workshop on “MCQ Development” was conducted for faculty development by Department of Medical Education in Aziz Fatimah Medical & Dental College on 17th August 2017 in lecture hall no. 4. The workshop started at 10:30 am with recitation of Holy Quran. The facilitators were Prof. Dr. Musarrat Ul Hasnain, Director/Head of Medical Education from Rashid Latif Medical College, Lahore and Dr. Sumera Ehsan, Assistant Professor DME from Faisalabad Medical University, Faisalabad. 43 faculty members from basic and clinical side participated in workshop. HOD Forensic Medicine, Prof. Dr. Anwar Saood was guest of honor on this occasion. He highlighted the advantages and disadvantages of essay and MCQ examination system. He declared the workshop to open. Prof. Dr. Musarrat Ul Hasnain highlighted the principles of student assessment, levels of cognition. He told that the primarily use of MCQs is to test knowledge. He told how to develop the MCQs with clear objectives. A group activity of developing MCQs was also conducted. He also highlighted the common flaws in MCQ development including issues related to test--wiseness and irrelevant difficulty. Tea was served at 12:00 pm to guest speakers and participants.

Prof. Dr Musarrat Ul Hasnain presenting on “Common Flaws in MCQ Development”

Faculty participating in group activity on MCQ Development


Dr. Sumera Ehsan emphasized the construction of MCQ including daily routine examples, MCQ check-list, why do we test, what should be tested, anatomy of an MCQ item, types of MCQ, writing the questions, general guidelines for item construction and basic rules for MCQ.

Dr.Sumera Ehsan presenting on “Construction of MCQ”


Faculty members appreciated that these types of workshops should be conducted on regular basis for faculty training & development. At the end of the session the college souvenir and bouquets were presented to guest speakers on the behalf of college management.

HOD Pharmacology Prof. Dr. Naima Javed presenting bouquet to guest speaker Dr. Sumera Ehsan

HOD Pediatrics Prof. Dr. Shakeel Ahmad presenting bouquet to guest speaker

Prof. Dr. Musarrat Ul Hasnain


Group Photo of guest speakers with participants in workshop