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Medical Education
Educational Evaluations

Program Evaluation Policy

A core mission of Educational Evaluations is to contribute to the growth and enhancement of education, including teaching and learning at the UCSF School of Medicine, through scholarly, appropriate, and rigorous evaluation practices.

Educational Evaluations oversees all curricular evaluation for undergraduate medical education. This oversight includes both the ongoing curriculum, as well as pilot studies or innovations implemented within the curriculum.  Educational Evaluations is responsible to ensure that all curriculum evaluation is conducted in an appropriate and effective manner. This includes:

  1. Evaluation methodology and content
  2. Design and distribution of evaluation instruments
  3. Data collection, reporting and archiving

All plans and instruments for the evaluation of SOM curriculum designed by course directors and faculty must be assessed and approved by Educational Evaluations. Evaluation results intended for scholarly publication require Committee for Human Research (CHR) approval prior to data collection.

In addition to CHR approval, evaluation instruments intended for medical students as subjects must be approved first by the Associate Dean for Student Affairs, and then checked for quality by the Director for Program Evaluations, prior to administration.