Online Residency Training, Testing & Activity Management Systems for Residency Program Directors

Online Residency Education Management System built for Residency Directors.
Content + Testing + Remediation + Assignments + Reports

As a program director, gain better insight into how your residents and program are performing. With Med-Challenger, it’s easy to track key performance measures, spot trends, initiate remediation and highlight successes.

Improve exam scores, pass rates, and reduce labor and chaos with quality online content, adaptive knowledge assessment & certification exam review, automatic remediation, powerful activity controls, and other time-saving tools – all in one.

No IT set up needs. No content maintenance.
Instant start up. Easy to use. Benefits for all.

Let us show you how Med-Challenger can instantly benefit you – your residents – and your physician residency program – and why we’re relied on by program directors at over 250 programs across the United States and around the world.

Med-Challenger Residency Director Education Management Dashboard

All major residency program specialties are supported.

Emergency Medicine
Family Medicine
Internal Medicine
Pediatric EM

Other subjects available. Contact us to request a free demonstration webinar or program trial.

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There’s a reason why so-called “Self-study Qbank” solutions stop short of providing real program outcome improvement.

You need more than just questions.
You need education outcome control.

We give you the best of both.

Med-Challenger provides the highest-quality training and knowledge review question banks for resident knowledge assessment, In-training exams (ITE) and initial certification exams, but we also provide the most powerful suite of centralized, customizable controls and analytics you need to:

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    Get residents to do assignments on-time and improve

    Assign adaptive assessments and customized exams and ensure on-time compliance.

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    Know any academic problems before they happen

    Identify resident weakness and “hot spots” of shared deficiency and use training time better.

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    Manage learners, compare performance, and react

    Compare performance, review assessment answers, and outperform global averages.

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    Initiate remediation automatically without labor

    Allow automations and prescriptive outputs to drive improvement without time & labor

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    Monitor activities of every resident at any location

    One screen, one login for all information – from any location – on any device.

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You can hope – or you can know.

Our group education product is a complete system, not a blind-eye “here ya go guys, good luck” box of online questions. We provide the education management tools today’s QBank-pushers simply don’t – or can’t.

We’re specifically aimed at group education outcome control and performance improvement, where knowledge and training systems are lacking, labor-intensive, or non-existent. Our system is 100% standalone, requiring no content management or technical set up on your end. It’s an instant, effective, affordable, and uniquely beneficial way to add new abilities to your program or augment any existing onboarding applications or training systems.

Our system has improved exam pass-rates and scores roughly 14% on average and as much as 30% in some cases.

Learners save up to 22% of study time. Program Managers save up to 18% of education administration time. And, yes, program directors, you need only one account login no matter how many roles you serve or how many course assets you want available in your program.

In simple terms… why settle for “X,” when you need and can have “X” and “Y” and “Z” with Med-Challenger?

Let us show you all you can have – and do – with Med-Challenger.
Get a Free Group Program Trial

Or call 1-800-676-0822.
We can schedule a live walkthough webinar, set up full trials, and answer any questions you may have.

Education doesn’t happen without quality resources.

We give you gold-standard on-demand, maintenance-free, high-yield content.

Med-Challenger provides instant access to the content and testing components you need. We keep materials up-to-date, on-point, and on-demand at all times so program administrators don’t have to laboriously manage their own content resources year after year.

Med-Challenger provides QBanks for all Major Specialties

Complete coverage. Q&A just like the American Board exam.
Uniquely flexible for ITE & Initial Certification testing.

Signs, Symptoms, and Presentations
Abdominal and Gastrointestinal Disorders
Cardiovascular Disorders
Cutaneous Disorders
Eye, Ear, Nose & Throat Disorders
Endocrine, Metabolic, & Nutritional Disorders
Immune System Disorders
Environmental Disorders
Hematologic and Oncologic Disorders
Systemic Infectious Disorders
Musculoskeletal Disorders (Non-Traumatic)
Nervous System Disorders
Psychobehavioral Disorders
Renal and Urogenital Disorders
Thoracic-Respiratory Disorders
Obstetrics and Gynecology
Toxicologic Disorders
Traumatic Disorders
Airway, Ventilation, Resuscitation
Procedural Sedation/Pain Management
Wound Management
EMS and Disaster Response Systems
ED Systems (incl. Operations, Safety, Laws, Ethics, Well-Being)
Adaptive Skills (incl. Special Populations, Multiculturalism, End-of-Life Care)
Cardiovascular Disease
Gastrointestinal Disorders
Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism
Allergy and Immunology
Eye, Ear, Nose, and Throat
Hematology and Oncology
Rheumatology, Musculoskeletal Disorders, and Sports Medicine
Infectious Diseases
Nephrology and Urology
Psychiatric Disorders
Neurologic Disorders
Child and Adolescent Care
Women’s Health and Maternity Care
Male Reproductive System Disorders
Respiratory Disorders
Emergent/Urgent Care
Population-Based Care
Patient-Based Systems
Emergency Medical Services and Transport
Advanced Airway and Rapid Sequence Intubation
Neonatal Resuscitation and Newborn Problems
Shock, Sepsis, and Resuscitation
Signs and Symptoms
Medical Emergencies: Cardiology
Medical Emergencies: Pulmonary
Medical Emergencies: Gastrointestinal
Medical Emergencies: Neurology
Medical Emergencies: Endocrinology
Medical Emergencies: Renal and Electrolytes
Medical Emergencies: Genitourinary
Medical Emergencies: Hematology and Oncology
Medical Emergencies: Rheumatology
Medical Emergencies: Allergy and Immunology
Medical Emergencies: Inborn Errors of Metabolism
Medical Emergencies: Infectious Diseases
Gynecology and Obstetrics
Surgical Emergencies: Neurosurgical and Thoracic
Surgical Emergencies: Ears, Nose, Throat, Neck
Surgical Emergencies: Eyes and Maxillofacial
Surgical Emergencies: Abdominal
Surgical Emergencies: Genitourinary
Surgical Emergencies: Orthopedic
Dental: Surgical and Trauma
Trauma: Head, Face, and Neck
Trauma: Eyes, Ears, Nose, and Throat
Trauma: Thoracic
Trauma: Abdominal and Genitourinary
Trauma: Orthopedic and Hand
Trauma: Burn Management and Wound Care
Procedural Sedation & Analgesia
Environmental Emergencies
Bites and Stings
Toxicologic Emergencies
Child Abuse
Psychosocial Emergencies
Weapons of Mass Destruction
Administrative, Legal, and Ethical Issues
Research Methods and Epidemiology
Cardiovascular Disease
Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism
Geriatric Syndromes
Infectious Disease
Medical Oncology
Otolaryngology/Dental Medicine
Pulmonary Disease
Critical Care Medicine
Miscellaneous (incl. Epidemiology, Ethics, Pain Management, Addiction Medicine)
Growth and Development
Preventive Pediatrics
Poisoning and Environmental Exposure to Hazardous Substances
Fetus and Newborn Infant
Genetics and Dysmorphology
Allergic and Immunologic Disorders
Infectious Diseases
Endocrinology, Metabolism, and Nutrition
Gastrointestinal Disorders
Respiratory Disorders
Cardiovascular Disorders
Blood and Neoplastic Disorders
Renal and Urologic Disorders
Neurologic Disorders
Musculoskeletal Disorders, Orthopedics, and Sports Medicine
Skin Disorders
Collagen, Vascular, and Other Multisystem Disorders
Adolescent Medicine and Gynecology
Behavioral and Mental Health Issues
Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat Disorders
Critical and Emergency Care
Pharmacology and Pain Management
Ethics, Patient Safety, and Quality Improvement

Preconception/Antenatal Care
Intrapartum & Postpartum Care
Complicated Pregnancy
Pregnancy & Co-Existing Disease
Age-Appropriate Routine Care
Medical problems
Systems Based Practice & Patient Safety
Ethics & Professionalism
Communication & Health Literacy
Surgical Management & Procedures

We have additional subjects that augment sub-specialty training as well.

Many clients prefer to deploy our entire library for their program due to the
variety of adjunct training subjects useful in assignments and custom exam creation.

Author Information

Continually Updated
All content is continually maintained by clinical expert peer-review.

All Authors:
Andrea C. Eberly, MD, M.S., FAAEM

Kimberly Collins, MD
Emergency Physician
MedExpress Urgent Care
Tampa, FL

Joseph Scott Savage, DO, FAAEM, FACHE, FSCP, FAIHQ
Staff Physician
Emergency Dept.
Yale-New Haven Health System
Bridgeport Hospital
New Haven, CT

Mark E. Deutchman, MD, FAAFP
Professor, Department of Family Medicine
Director, Advanced Training Track
Director, Rural Health Track
University of Colorado Health Sciences Center
Denver, CO

Mary Alice O’Brien, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC
Associate Professor
Georgetown University School of Nursing

Kathleen K. Aiello, MD, FAAP
Ambler Pediatrics
Ambler, PA

Ruby S. Thomas, MD, MPH, FAAP
Assistant Professor
Department of Community Health and Preventive Medicine
Morehouse School of Medicine
Atlanta, GA

Paul Griner, MD
Professor of Medicine, Emeritus
University of Rochester School of Medicine
Weston, MA

Gerard Kiernan, MD
Dartmouth Hitchcock Clinic
Keene, NH

Miguel G. Madariaga, MD, MSc, FACP, DLSHTM
Director, Center for Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine
Physician, Infectious Disease
Doylestown Hospital
Doylestown, Pennsylvania

Rohan Sen, MD
Assistant Clinical Professor
Internal Medicine
Washington University School of Medicine
St. Louis, MO

Mark E. Deutchman, MD, FAAFP
Professor, Department of Family Medicine
Director, Advanced Training Track
Director, Rural Health Track
University of Colorado Health Sciences Center
Denver, CO

Kastoori Iyengar, MD
Family Physician
St. Vincent’s Physician Group
Sterling, MA

Jennifer Williams, MD
Urgent Care Physician
Premier Health
Baton Rouge, LA

Clinical Media Banks

For enhanced visual learning and training.

Our courses include high-resolution clinical image banks useful in lectures and training reference.

Photos, diagrams, illustrations, xrays, CTs, MRIs, EKGs, auscultation audio, procedural video, and more consistute another unique benefit of Med-Challenger.

Unlike most other products, our media is organized by searchable topic for quick access and integration into other adjunct teaching materials.

Images are also used in image-based questions – a key requirement for exam preparation as image interpretation skills and image-based assessment Q&A are a major component of exams – and daily practice.

The best Clinical media banks for enhanced visual learning and training

Great content doesn’t get you higher scores by itself.

We give you smart, adaptive ways to train, assess & improve knowledge.

Med-Challenger gives you the largest array of intelligent assessment and remediation tools available. With adaptive learning and automatic remediation guidance, your residents learn more, faster, and score higher on exams simply by using the system, while administrators get the performance and evaluation information they need, on one screen, instantly. Ultimately, we improve outcomes for everyone – residents, faculty, administrators, and your program.

Best in class assessment.

Use our intelligent assessments or build your own.
Adaptive learning does the heavy lifting – automatically.

Multiple Test Types & Custom Exams

Med-Challenger provides out-of-the-box adaptive, board exam simulations, chapter-based exams, and a Custom Exam Builder so you have flexibility to achieve any type of training objective or measurement.

Note: All Items are Assignable.
When assessments or topic-based materials are used with our Assignment Manager, there’s no better way to assess, remediate, and drive exam preparation or improve knowledge quality.

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    Adaptive, Comprehensive Board Exam Simulations

    This intelligent assessment issues a board exam simulation remembers any questions missed by a user and prioritized those questions from re-issue in subsequent simulation usage. By routinely assigning adaptive exams to a student, our platform automatically ensures all materials are seen, tried, and mastered, without repeats of already mastered content.

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    Adaptive Chapter Exams for Easy Resident Testing

    Adaptive chapter exams are useful in ITE & initial certification testing. Chapter exams function similarly to the larger comprehensive simulations, but only use questions from each chapter respectively.

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    Topic-based Practice and Review Modes & Assessments

    Our courses, at their core, feature topic-based learning segments that cover all key points in all specific topics in the board exam blueprint. We provide Practice (unscored trials) and Review (read-friendly answer reviews) modes as well as a scored topic Assessment. Together this “programmed learning” progression is a proven method of enhancing retention of the material.

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    Build Your Own Exams - and Assign Them too!

    Our Custom Exam Builder provides all the flexibility medical educators require. Pick questions from our question banks, allocate the number of questions served by your exam – even set allocations by section. You can set a number of parameters for a variety of testing applications – from self-study, to straight testing, and more. You can even include assessment leaderboards! What’s more, you can save your custom builds and assign them with our Assignments Manager. No one else gives you this ability.

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    "Quick-Start" Pre-built Custom Exams

    Beginning 2018, we’ll be adding pre-built custom exams such as a 100 question “baseline knowledge” exam in each specialty as a way to give program directors additional “out of the box” special case testing options. “Baseline exam” formats, for example, are useful for initial apple-to-apples testing (where everyone assigned gets the same questions) to help gauge incoming student knowledge on a standard. In time, these pre-built custom exam designs will also be usable as templates in custom exam creation. That way you can load up our expert-curated templates in our Custom Exam Builder as a starting point and change out or add any Q&A as you like, then save and assign your own special variants.

Automatic Feedback & Remediation
Gets double done for you.

After residents take an adaptive assessment, we provide a “learning prescription” that informs learners of weak areas of knowledge and presents a self-improvement path to “deeper dives” automatically.
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    Full report on correct and incorrect answers

    Assessment details showing questions missed, what answers were given, and full answer explanations are accessible by residents, but also by program administrators.

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    Understand areas of shared weakness with Hot Spots

    Our unique “Hot Spots” feature shows you what questions were missed by multiple assignees. Knowing shared areas of difficulty helps program directors aim their group review efforts.

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    Empower self-improvement like never before

    Residents can initiate a “deeper dive” in any area where questions were missed. This allows for self-enrichment beyond the scope of the questions in the initial assessment.

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    Instructors save time and see faster returns

    Essentially, our system of assessment and feedback provides a “double-cycle” of educational benefit. Residents will have been able to self-remediate themselves without further instruction. Residents improve faster – without your valuable time.

Great content and testing features work only with reliable activity and compliance.

We give you control over learners, activities, schedules & outcomes.

No matter how many residents or how many locations you manage, with Med-Challenger you’ll enjoy control over every learner’s activities from a single screen. Assign customized activities, improve compliance, and react faster with assignments, shared calendaring, and performance analysis.

Assignment Management & Performance Tracking
Make it happen. Watch it happen.

Assign activities, set special assignment workflows, and track performance across your group – in a snap.

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    Assignment Wizard

    Easy to use Assignment Wizard makes assignment creation easy. Select a course. Select elements for assignment – from exam simulations to chapter exams to topic-based tests and more. Select your assignees from automatic lists by individual or by class designation. Set a passing score for the assignment and more. Once complete assignments will display on your assignment dashboard, calendars and more.

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    Shared Calendar & Gantt Views

    Program Directors can utilize calendar and gantt chart views to lay out a series of assigned activities, manage timelines, and better avoid trainee overloads. If changes are needed, you can modify assignments on the fly.

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    Assignees See a "My Assignments" List

    Your assignees will be able to see their assignments on their account dashboards for on-time compliance.

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    Presentation & Workflow Options

    Set passing scores and behaviors of what is allowed and/or seen before, during, and after an assigned assessment is completed. Provide free-study materials or ratchet things down to exam-only activities.

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    Notification Options

    Your assignees will be able to see their assignments on their account dashboards for on-time compliance. Modify assignments on the fly and send notifications to keep your learners informed of expectations.

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    Competition Options

    Add a dose of competition to learning. Turn group assignments into a game by providing leaderboards on activities.

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    Track Activity with Dashboards

    Easy to use Assignment Wizard makes mapping program objectives easy. Quickly monitor completion and performance data of each assignment. Group assignments render all assignee performance data in one spot for quick comparisons and investigation of answers given, “hot spots” of shared deficiency, and global averages.

Group Training Suite with innovative features

Reports & Analytics
On Screen. On Paper.

Score Cards, Rosters, Compliance, and Easy Documentation
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    Score Reports

    Produce score report data by data range, learner classes and more. Export data to PDF.

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    Assignment Reports

    Quickly see what assignments are complete or not. See who’s not complied – and get them going. See and compare scores of assignees within an assignments. Export data to PDF.

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    Roster Reports

    Report on scores, activity, and performance by individual, class, program. Export data to PDF.

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    Compliance Reports

    Compliance reports help groups understand other MOC compliance needs across their group. Export data to PDF.

Application on-screen details provide a wealth of reporting metrics as well.
Print screens or export PDFs via Reports suite.

Support & Training
We’ll get you rolling & keep you rolling.

Let our expert support staff train the trainer.
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    Start Up Assistance

    We’ll get your program and user accounts set up in no time. You can start using your program immediately.

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    Group Training Webinars

    We can schedule live training webinars for you or your group at your convenience to explain features, use-case tactics, and best practices.

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    Support Center Tutorials

    we provide 24/7 online support resources on our searchable support site. Find answers to FAQs or step-by-step user guides anytime.

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    Live Support Assistance

    For everything else that comes up. We’ll be there for you. Troubleshooting, account change assistance, and general know-how is never far away.

Preparedness and expecting the unexpected are two important lessons I learned from my residency program. Challenger’s question bank is filled with more case-based presentations than you will ever see in live training, giving you that extra advantage to ensure you excel on your boardsP. Griner, M.D.
For the last 25 years, as a Resident Coordinator, I have sent several of my graduates with test taking issues through Challenger and have had nothing but success.A. Palega, M.D.
Challenger’s Academic Training Platform gives program directors the ability to monitor each resident’s progress and quickly identify their areas of strength and weakness. They can then adjust what assignments are sent to each resident according to the data. What an amazing way to interact with residents and create a personal online learning experience! I wish this existed when I was doing my residency.P. Griner, M.D.

Let us show you how it works in action.

No IT needs. No content upkeep.
Higher pass-rates. Higher scores. Less labor.
Benefits for all.

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