Program Evaluation Policy


Employ a policy for oversight of curricular/program evaluation for undergraduate medical education.


A core mission of Educational Evaluation 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.

Related LCME Standards

8.4: Program Evaluation


Bridges Curriculum evaluation policies and procedures should:

1. Provide the School of Medicine with the important information needed to guide curricular decision making that:

a. Meets the needs for continuous quality improvement of the curriculum;

b. Provides in-depth, dynamic data on the initial implementation of the curriculum.

2. Be respectful of student time and avoid student evaluation overload.

3. Meet institutional needs, such as course director decision making and teaching faculty promotion and tenure requirements.

4. Follow sound and rigorous evaluation principles and methods.

5. Be compliant with the accreditation standards on evaluation set forth by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME).


Educational Evaluation oversees all curricular/program evaluation for undergraduate medical education. This oversight includes both the ongoing curriculum/program, as well as pilot studies or innovations.  Educational Evaluation is responsible for ensuring that all evaluation is conducted in a systematic and rigorous manner. This includes:

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

Accountable Dean or Director: Director of Program Evaluation

Approval Date and Governing Body:  Executive Committee, August 6, 2018

Last Updated: August 6, 2018