Assessment and Final Examination

An overview – please also refer to the ‘Assessment Information’ page for further expanded guidelines.
MAET Assessment and Final Examinations are conducted, under our independent Medical Chairman for the Examining Board. The Examining Board is composed of four external medical examiners (an anatomist, two physicians and a surgeon) and three senior medical artists representing education and the practice of medical art.
During your period of study, attending Assessments is a compulsory element of the course for your ongoing progress and presentation of artwork for review. Assessments and Final Examinations are held in London, being twice a year, both in spring and autumn. Compulsory attendance applies to both home and overseas candidates. Submission and Assessment dates are listed on the course calendar.
1. Assessment
All projects must be approved in advance for submission by your supervisor/s.
Assessment results will be graded as Pass with Distinction, Pass with Credit, High Pass, Pass
All grades are conditional upon any amendments having been completed to the satisfaction of the Examining Board, and actual artworks having been viewed by the Board in London.
2. Practical Artwork
All prescribed artworks must be presented and accompanied by a project brief. All projects must have been presented and passed at an Assessment achieving a Pass grade or above, in order to be able to proceed to a Final Examination. All grades are conditional upon all amendments having been completed to the satisfaction of the Examining Board, and actual artworks viewed by the Board in London.
3. Dissertation
Initially two simply bound copies of the dissertation, are required to be submitted at least three months before the Final Examination, for review by External Examiners. You will receive a formal review, where any requests or changes must then be taken into account and completed before your final copies are printed.
Six final bound volumes are to be sent to the Director of Education at least two weeks in advance of your Final Examination date in order that they can be forwarded to the Board of Examiners. Two bound copies will be required for the MAET achives.
4. Final Examination
All Final Examination presentations are to be attended in person. Students must inform the Director of Education in writing three months in advance of intention to submit for Final Examination. Examination results will be graded as Pass with Distinction, Pass with Credit, High Pass, Pass. All grades are conditional upon all amendments having been completed to the satisfaction of the Examining Board, and actual artworks viewed by the Board in London.
5. Theoretical Studies
At the Final Examination questions relating to Basic Sciences and Clinical Sciences will be based on your anatomical studies and submitted artwork. Examination questions will be viva voce.
2 Medical terminology
3 Professional ethics
4 Practical medical art
• The Trust reserves the right to update these guidelines from time to time.