A vital function of SHSU-COM is the accurate assessment of the knowledge, skills, and attitudes of its student doctors. Assessment, both formative and summative, regularly occurs via quizzes, collaborative small-group assessments, written examinations, skills demonstrations, lab practicals, and simulated board-like examinations. 

As the COM’s Coordinator of Examinations, Kent Krumes, MBA coordinates the logistical elements associated with the administration of written examinations, skills demonstrations, and lab-practicals by integrating strategic software applications for operative use between faculty and students. Mr. Krumes also manages student response data for the post-assessment psychometric review of item performance and assessment effectiveness. If you would like to contact Mr. Krumes, please e-mail him at