Royal College of Physicians of Ireland to Work with TestReach

30th April 2019

Posted In: FYI

TestReach providers of innovative technology that allows any exam to be created and run online, has announced that the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland (RCPI) is now working with the company to transform the management of its examinations.

The RCPI tests up to 3,000 candidates and runs over 70 examinations annually. RCPI is the largest postgraduate training body in Ireland and is dedicated to improving the practice of general medicine and related medical specialities. The College was established in 1654 and offers training programmes, examinations, diplomas and educational courses.

Working with TestReach is part of a new RCPI process to transform the exam management system at the College. All question and exam paper development will now take place on the TestReach solution.

TestReach’s technology enables organisations to create, mark and deliver exams online removing the need for paper, which is having a transformative impact on the world of examinations and assessment. TestReach is headquartered at NexusUCD, the Industry Partnership Centre at University College Dublin.

“This is a very important development for RCPI because of the high volume of examinations we run, over 70 different examinations per year, which means managing an extensive bank of many thousands of questions. Working with TestReach will give the College greater security and flexibility in the management of questions and generation of exam papers. This will facilitate more effective creation of exams which will impact up to 3,000 candidates annually,” said Alan O’Mahony, Project Manager, RCPI.

“TestReach enables us to offer an innovative and user-friendly way to manage our exam development, which helps maintain and strengthen the integrity of the entire exam process,” he added.

“We are very much looking forward to working with RCPI to manage their examination development online,” said Sheena Bailey, CEO, TestReach (pictured).

“Many medical colleges are looking for modern and secure ways to enhance their examination processes, and I’m pleased that the RCPI recognised the innovative nature of our solution and the expertise and partnership that we deliver at TestReach,” she added.

TestReach Co-Founders, Sheena Bailey & Louella Morton are recipients of the current ‘WMB Woman in Technology Award’.