Welcome to the ATP Health Sector Special Interest Group

Aims and Objectives


The objectives of the Health Sector SIG include bringing together the health care sector with the testing industry in order to advance assessment and testing in health care through innovation, best practice, networking, and the exchange of information and expertise. Specifically, within the context of the ATP program, the SIG will facilitate dialogue on key issues and challenges in testing for education, licensure, and workforce recruitment in the health sector.

Strategies and Approach

The Health Sector SIG has identified a number of strategies to achieve its purposes, including:

  • serving as a voice for health-related issues in testing and assessment;
  • encouraging the exchange of information and expertise relevant to the health sector by encouraging networking at ATP conferences and events;
  • making presentations and contributions to ATP programs; and 
  • facilitating the participation of individuals and organizations within health-related industries who are not currently members of the ATP.

Leadership Group

In 2019, following the Innovations and E-ATP conferences, a new leadership group has been established and includes;

  • Carl Matheson (Chair) – Australian Medical Council (AMC)
  • Andre De Champlain (Vice Chair) – Medical Council of Canada (MCC)
  • Kimberly Swygert (Secretary) – National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME USA) 

For more information on the Heath Sector SIG or to be added to the mailing lists contact: [email protected] and/or [email protected]


The SIG intends to expand the leadership group to include representatives of other important health professions and key stakeholders in the health care sectors and assessment.

In 2019, at the USA Innovations and E-ATP conferences, attendees were engaged to help identify areas of importance and potential projects that are of importance to our professions.

These initiatives are being further developed in 2020 and the Health Sector SIG will be seeking individuals who would be interested in participating in strategic projects as leaders or members of working groups.

For more information please contact the Health Sector SIG Leadership Team via Carl Matheson (Chair) or Kimberly Swygert(Secretary)