Evaluating the effectiveness of undergraduate clinical education programs.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Medical schools should use a variety of measures to evaluate the effectiveness of their clinical curricula. Both outcome measures and process measures should be included, and these can be organized according to the four-level training evaluation model developed by Donald Kirkpatrick. Managing evaluation data requires the institution to employ deliberate strategies to monitor signals in real-time and aggregate data so that informed decisions can be made. Future steps in program evaluation includes increased emphasis on patient outcomes and multi-source feedback, as well as better integration of existing data sources.

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Cited Authors

  • Ragsdale, JW; Berry, A; Gibson, JW; Herber-Valdez, CR; Germain, LJ; Engle, DL; representing the Program Evaluation Special Interest Group of the Southern Group on Educational Affairs (SGEA) within the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC),

Published Date

  • December 2020

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 25 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 1757883 -

PubMed ID

  • 32352355

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC7241512

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1087-2981

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1087-2981

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1080/10872981.2020.1757883


  • eng