New Medartis In-Training Assessments now open – a great chance to test your knowledge with SBA/EMI/Image based questions

Welcome to another opportunity to assess your OMFS knowledge

Thanks to our new sponsors Medartis, we can offer three new on-line assessments. There is a Single Best Answer (SBA), Extended Matching Item (EMI) and Image based questions online formative assessment. The 2017 MCQs have been copied and reopened, so those who tried these before can see if their knowledge has improved. Formative assessments are designed to support and improve learning. They are assessments FOR learning rather than OF learning. There is NO COST to take part so please invite your pals to join in and also invite their pals too.

You will be given your score at the end of each assessment you take. When the assessment finally closes to new candidates at the end of the summer, you will also receive your ranking overall and your ranking against your national/international peers. We aim to have another batch of assessments ready for this Autumn.

To have a future, these in-training assessments need all those who use them to contribute to the question bank. The questions do not need to be difficult. They should just be about something at trainees of any level should know – from beginner to specialist. If you have experience of high stakes examinations, this knowledge puts you in a great position to both improve your knowledge/understanding and help your colleagues by creating questions of a similar standard. Please use the links at the end of this document to add at least 2 questions.

When you are ready to complete an assessment click start and use the current password Medartis2019  then follow the instructions on-screen.

If you have any problems let me know. As you previously registered for an In-Training Exam, you will not have to register again.

Best wishes,

Patrick Magennis and Frank Hölzle
International OMFS In-Training Assessment Group (IOITAG).


Previously registered

If you have previously registered for the EIOMFA, you can use the same log-in at and skip to

Assessment Selection in these instructions

Not registered

Go to link and click the ‘new account’ button.

Register a log-in name and e-mail address. You will be sent a link to register for the assessment to this e-mail address.

Log-in to the website

Enter your details onto the form (it should already be populated with your e-mail address). The default nation is Denmark because this is where the software company are based.

If you do not put your nation into the profile, you will be allocated Denmark. So unless you want to release your inner Viking, please put your nationality in accurately.

Click Continue


Assessment Selection

You should see four assessments. Two of which give the option to re-take the 2017. The new 2019 SBA and EMI,

Register for the assessment

Click to register for any or all assessments. – For location choose the one with my name (Patrick Magennis)

Complete Registration

To progress you have to enter your level of training and your EU citizenship status. This is not a Brexit related question, but a standard one for European assessments. You will be able to complete this assessment from any nation.

Once registered decide when you would like to take your assessment

Your dashboard will then show you have registered for the assessment. You can choose a time to take the assessment which is convenient to you.

It would be best for you to find a time when you can be undisturbed.

Click start and use the assessment password

When you are ready to complete an assessment click start and use the password

Medartis2019  then follow the instructions on-screen.

All of these exams have the same code/password

Set yourself a time limit (if you wish)

There is no time limit for either assessment, although your time will be noted. Recommendation is 2 hours maximum for the Single Best Answer assessment (SBA) and 1 hour 15 minutes for the Extended matching item assessment.

Be careful to click only one answer

The software may let you pick more than one. If you pick more than one answer it will be marked wrong.

After you have completed the assessment

You can review your score by clicking results. You will get a graph comparing you to others at the same stage of training as you and overall.
When everyone has completed the assessment, I will provide a more detailed report.


Contribute questions – this is very important

Please use the link

Username (copy and paste into log-in) : miotainternational candidates

Password: Medartis2019

Good luck