Director, Assessment and International Operations
Kathy Holtzman provides leadership and project management for international examinations. Ms. Holtzman has extensive experience with assessment of medical decision-making skills with multiple-choice tests and simulation formats; methods for development and review of test material; design and introduction of computer-based and web-based tests; and development of new assessment formats, some utilizing multimedia. She has conducted item-writing workshops and other assessment related workshops at dozens of medical schools, specialty boards, and professional conferences nationally and internationally.
Prior to joining ABMS, Ms. Holtzman worked at the National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME) for 30+ years, most recently serving as Assistant Vice President in the Assessment Programs Unit. During her tenure at the NBME she also served as Assistant Vice President for the Test Development Unit, directing development of test material for the United States Licensing Examination (USMLE), NBME subject exams and international programs, and health profession organizations and specialty boards contracting with the NBME for testing services.
Ms. Holtzman holds a Bachelor’s degree from Tennessee Technological University.