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Medical Education
Medical Student Education

A Student Dashboard to Guide Improvement

Associate Dean Karen Hauer reviews dashboard with student
Photo credit: Mark Wooding

Future doctors need to learn a dizzying array of skills during medical school – everything from how to do a physical exam to the latest advances in molecular biology and quality improvement. Yet it can be hard for medical students to know where they need to improve, since they receive test scores and teacher evaluations in bits and pieces.

A new tool developed by the UCSF School of Medicine called the iROCKET Student Dashboard pulls together many sources of feedback to provide a real-time, one-stop summary of each student’s strengths and growth opportunities.

"We are interested in promoting lifelong learning skills and providing assessment information to students so that they can do evidence-based, data-driven self-assessment," said Karen Hauer, MD, PhD, Associate Dean for Competency Assessment and Professional Standards.

Read full story by Elizabeth Chur