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Evaluation and Assessment for GME Programs

July 1, 2008

In mid-2007 the Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education appointed a:
GME Evaluation Task Force to be chaired by the GME Director of Curricular Affairs. The Task Force was charged to “use its theoretical and practical expertise to review currently used tools and propose a centralized set that all GME programs will be encouraged to use.

The Task Force met 1-2 times each month from September 2007 to June 2008 and searched for best practices among the tools used by residency and fellowship programs at UCSF. We applied our knowledge of the literature and evidence on the reliability and validity of assessment in medical education to help guide the recommendations. Theoretical considerations were especially helpful when evidence was lacking or incompletely developed. In making our recommendations the Task Force aims to supplement the ACGME resources by identifying best practices at UCSF and proposing a core set of tools for the assessment of competencies shared across all GME programs at UCSF: professionalism, interpersonal & communication skills, and elements of practice based learning and improvement.

Task Force Members:
Lee Learman, MD (GME), Patricia O’Sullivan, EdD, Arianne Teherani, PhD, (OME), Sumant Ranji, MD (Medicine), and Gitanjali Kapur (GME).
We also thank two consultants to the Task Force, Susan Promes, MD (Emergency Medicine), John Young, MD (Psychiatry). Thanks also to Laura Pliska, (OB/Gyn) for her contribution.

Assessment Tools
recommended by GME Evaluation Task Force. Click on type of assessment to access the recommended tools.

Core Measures for UCSF GME


Additional Recommendations

Annual Program Review
Evaluation of Teaching
Program Evaluation
Program progress Report



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GME Evaluation Task Force.
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Core Measures for UCSF GME

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