ERIC Number: ED354818
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Educating Medical Students: Assessing Change in Medical Education. The Road to Implementation. ACME-TRI Report.
Association of American Medical Colleges, Washington, DC.
This report documents and describes ways of mobilizing change in medical schools which in the past 60 years have done little to correct repeatedly documented shortcomings. Much of the report is based on results of a 1990 survey that asked deans of 84 North American Medical Schools to describe how 18 recommended changes were being addressed and implemented at their schools. The report itself identifies 16 published recommendations from the 1980s that best reflect the recurring problems in medical students' education; documents whether and how medical schools are implementing the recommendations; reports perceptions as to barriers to and facilitators of improvement; and identifies actions most likely to improve the education of medical students. In addition the report presents insights into three areas: the schools' responses; the context in which medical students' education exists today; and the kinds of strategies that schools must adopt to foster positive change. Five sections discuss these issues by recommendation topic: (1) organization of the program and management of the curriculum; (2) faculty development; (3) evaluation of students' achievement; (4) educational strategies; and (5) information transmission and management. Included are a concluding statement, a summary of the often overlapping strategies, and a description of possible future developments. (Contains 28 references.) (JB)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Administrator Attitudes, Curriculum Development, Education Work Relationship, Educational Change, Educational Objectives, Faculty Development, Higher Education, Information Management, Medical Education, Medical Schools, Medical Students, Outcomes of Education, Physicians, School Surveys, Teaching Methods
Association of American Medical Colleges, 2450 N St., N.W., Washington, DC 20037.
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Charles E. Culpepper Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Association of American Medical Colleges, Washington, DC.