ERIC Number: ED419818
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998-Apr
Models for Primary Care Residency Program Evaluation.
Meyer, Lynne E.
The purpose of this qualitative study was to develop a program evaluation template to be used for primary care residencies. Programs were reviewed by meta-evaluation, interviews, and a focus group. Interviews and focus groups were held with four primary care program directors, two medical educators, and one accreditation site surveyor. Survey components were the areas evaluated, evaluation beliefs, and seven specific evaluation approaches. Emergent categories from interview and focus group content analysis were: (1) assessment/evaluation areas; (2) methodology; (3) stakeholders; (4) issues related to utility; (5) issues related to feasibility; (6) issues related to propriety; and (7) needs that influence evaluation model choices and examples. Some of the evaluation approaches were not used by the programs. A final program evaluation template was developed to facilitate residency program evaluation. This template is presented as a systematic guide to residency program evaluation. (Contains four tables and six references.) (Author/SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (San Diego, CA, April 13-17, 1998).