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 2021, a new leadership group has been established and includes;

  • Kimberly Swygert (Chair) – National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME USA)
  • Christine Mills (Vice Chair) - Ascend Learning  



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.

For more information please contact the Health Sector SIG Leadership Team via  Kimberly Swygert ( Chair) or Christine Mills (Vice Chair)