ERIC Number: ED200133
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Model Development, Implementation and Evaluation of Faculty Development Workshops in Training of Physician's Assistants. Final Report, October 1, 1977-June 30, 1979.
George Washington Univ., Washington, DC. Dept. of Health Care Sciences.
A program designed to develop, conduct, and evaluate an educational workshop series to prepare physician's assistant (PA) clinical coordinators to assist clinical instructors in the planning, teaching, and evaluation of students in clinical skills is described. Six regional workshops were held, with two workshops each in three geographic regions. Workshop goals included: developing a strategy for outlining participants' goals for students during clinical rotations; establishing a methodology to meet those goals; determining criteria to be used for measuring the attainment of those goals; planning for the recruitment of clinical instructors; fostering team functioning in clinical sites; and establishing criteria for evaluating clinical sites and clinical instructors. The procedures for setting up the workshops, establishing criteria for participants and programs, and addressing the above goals are detailed, along with the methodological approach, findings, conclusions, and recommendations. The most important recommendation evolves from the finding that most PA faculty have had little or no preparation for teaching and working with preceptors. Since the quality of educational programs depends on the competence of the faculty, it is crucial that PA faculty development be viewed as an important ongoing activity. A variety of audiences should be considered for faculty development efforts, including preceptors, PA program administrators, PA and MD faculty, as well as students. Among the appended materials are participant evaluation forms and evaluators' reports. (Author/SW)
Descriptors: Allied Health Occupations Education, Clinical Experience, Clinical Teaching (Health Professions), Educational Objectives, Evaluation Criteria, Faculty Development, Faculty Evaluation, Higher Education, Medical School Faculty, Models, Physicians Assistants, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Regional Programs, Student Evaluation, Teacher Recruitment, Teacher Workshops, Teaching Skills, Team Teaching
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Health Resources Administration (DHEW/PHS), Bethesda, MD. Bureau of Health Manpower.
Authoring Institution: George Washington Univ., Washington, DC. Dept. of Health Care Sciences.
Note: For related document, see HE 013 616.