The Office of Education, for University of Minnesota Medical School, collects a variety of programmatic data; including individual course/clerkship performance, learner outcomes and achievement, and the overall success of the medical education program. A collection of an assortment of data via a range of sources and methods is essential for creating a landscape narrative of the entire program.
One attempt to communicate this visual to faculty, students and administrators involved in the education process is through an Annual State of Curriculum Report. This annual report, which will be made available at the beginning of fall each academic year, consists of universal quantitative and qualitative analysis of distinct components of our program, for both Twin Cities and Duluth campuses.
Annual State of Curriculum Report
|Collection Source||Collection Period|
|Course/Clerkship Evaluations*||Students' specific reaction to their learning experiences, materials, faculty teaching, feedback and evaluation after a course and clerkship is completed.||MS1–4||Office of Education (TC), Education and Curriculum (D), Clerkship Depts.||Conclusion of course or clerkship|
|Annual Course Review||Course directors complete an Annual Course Review (ACR) that is submitted to the Office of Education and reported to the Scientific Foundations Committee. The questionnaire includes questions related to course goals and objectives, instructors, integration, active learning strategies, and assessment.||Course Directors||Office of Education (TC)||Annually|
|Annual Clerkship Review||Clerkship directors complete an Annual Clerkship Review (ACR) that is submitted to the Office of Education and reported to the Clinical Education Committee. The questionnaire asks questions related to teaching, curriculum, assessment, and duty hours.||Clerkship Directors||Office of Education (TC)||Annually|
|Graduation Questionnaire*||Perspective of graduating medical students' medical on their education overall as compared nationally to other medical schools. Categories include: Demographics, Premedical and Preclinical Experiences, Clinical Experiences, Elective Participation; Instruction time; General Preparedness; Student Services, Mistreatment, and Professionalism.||MS4||AAMC and sent to the Office of Education||4th year|
|Match Day Results*||Statistical results that indicate the number of students selected to attend various residency programs and the geographical regions in which these programs are located.||MS4||NRMP (National Residency Match Program) and sent to Student Affairs||Prior to the start of med school year one|
|USMLE Scores*||Step I, II (CK and CS2), and II National Board Licensing Exams.||@MS2
|NBME (National Board of Medical Education) and sent to the Office of Education||Spring for MS2 / Student chooses for MS3|
*Includes data from both Duluth and TC