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Evaluation & Assessment

[see LCME 4.4 8.3, 8.4, 8.5]

Program Evaluation

Program objectives are linked to both the overall design of the curriculum and the evaluation of the program through the Curriculum Coordinating Committee (CCC) and the Office of Medical Education (OME). Each course and clerkship is reviewed for performance against national normed examinations, performance on internal examinations, NRMP performance (the Match), and a series of internal quality measures administered by OME. These linkages are presented to the CCC and Medical Education Advisory Committee for review and action as needed. Overall achievement of program goals is the responsibility of the CCC.

[see LCME 9.4, 9.5, 9.6, 9.7, 9.8]

Student Assessment

Assessment of Medical Students is multidimensional and linked to the overall program goals. The assessment includes performance on school-developed as well as national examinations, observation of skills in clinical settings, reflective essays, ratings of behavior throughout the clinical realm that mirror the PCRS competencies, standardized patients, observation in student leadership roles, and various measures of professionalism throughout the four year curriculum. The assessment process is coordinated and managed by the Office of Medical Education (OME). The School works to ensure one set of program objectives that are required of all students.

Standardized Patients