ESO-ESMO Masterclass in Clinical Oncology: Analysis and Evaluation of the Learning Self-Assessment Test

Nicholas Pavlidis, Fedro Peccatori, Matti Aapro, Alexandru Eniu, Rolf Stahel, Andres Cervantes, Franco Cavalli, Alberto Costa

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Masterclass in Clinical Oncology (MCO) represents the “key educational event” of European School of Oncology’s (ESO) teaching program. MCO in collaboration with European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) is a multidisciplinary and clinical oriented educational event offered mainly to young oncologists worldwide. It provides full immersion in oncology with clinical case presentations and a Learning Self-Assessment Test (LSAT). LSAT is consisting of 45 multiple choice questions on an electronic platform referring to the material taught during the MCO. Three questions related to their topics are requested in advance from each faculty member. The major intentions of LSAT are the following: (a) the learning reflection of the massive information given during 4–5 days of intensive teaching and (b) to offer the opportunity to the participants to prepare themselves for their National Boards or for ESMO examination. In this article, we are analyzing and evaluating the results of LSAT from the ESO-ESMO Central European MCOs. We used the information of Central European MCOs for analysis due to the homogeneity of the available data. We assessed the level of participants’ knowledge in relation to their oncology specialty or to their country of origin and the level of the quality of faculty teaching.

Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Cancer Education
Publication statusAccepted/In press - Jan 1 2019


  • Cancer education
  • ESMO
  • ESO
  • European School of Oncology
  • European Society for Medical Oncology
  • Examination
  • Learning Assessment Test
  • Masterclass

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health


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