Oxford University Press has recently launched PASSit, an online revision tool engineered by Semantico for postgraduate medical exams. The PASSit tool matches the structure, coverage, and question types often encountered in medical exams to fully prepare junior doctors for their finals.The site launches with exam revision modules in medicine, surgery, radiology, psychiatry, and anaesthesia, with further subjects coming online in Q4 2012.
Semantico’s involvement in the project was to design and build the systems behind PASSit. The brief from OUP was to deliver two key elements:
- A subscription based platform, offering practice questions and mock exams for junior doctors to prepare for membership or fellowship exams.
- A question engine platform, to provide a tool through which questions can be generated, peer reviewed and approved through a permissions-based work-flow.
The site was built using Semantico’s bespoke access management programme SAMS to provide the subscription management, authorisation and authentication functionality of the PASSit front end website; and FragR, Semantico’s WYSIWYG content editor to provide the OUP marketing team with the ability to perform real-time content changes on the live site.
PASSit is part of a suite of online resources from Oxford, including the Oxford Medicine Online platform for clinical content, and the world-renowned Oxford Scholarship Online platform for research materials. The key features in PASSit are:
- High-quality questions written and reviewed by experts and previous examiners.
- Clear, detailed answers to allow for student knowledge retention.
- Questions aligned with current Royal College curricula.
- Tools to track progress and target revision.
- Regular information updates to ensure relevancy and currency of questions.
Richard Padley, Managing Director, Semantico said: “This has been an interesting and exciting brief for us to work on and we are delighted that PASSit has now gone live. We are proud to have delivered such an important project for the medical community, and know that PASSit will soon become the must-have revision tool for doctors everywhere.”
To find out more on PASSit visit: http://www.passit.co.uk