Office of Medical Education

Evaluation and Assessment

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Faculty regularly assess student learning through internal and external exams, writing assignments, small group work, observed patient encounters, and simulated patient activities.

Faculty teaching efforts are evaluated in all four years of the M.D. degree program by our students. Individual faculty members receive teaching evaluation summary reports from the Office of Medical Education for each level of medical student with which those faculty members interact in the curriculum.

Department chairs receive a copy of these annual teaching evaluation reports in early January.

Year 1-2 block directors receive student evaluation data reports within four to six weeks following the conclusion of their block.

Year 3 clerkship directors receive biannual clerkship reports in January and August. Elective evaluation data is only reported on an annual basis due to anonymity concerns.