Curricular Affairs

Program Evaluation and Student Assessment

The program evaluation and student assessment unit evaluates the medical curriculum and the quality of student assessment procedures at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson. We provide high-quality, independent, and timely information to inform decision making by pre-clinical and clinical faculty, education committees, department heads, and administrative leadership.

The data we use includes:

  • Student feedback
  • Competency performance
  • Integration of basic science and clinical knowledge
  • USMLE exam performance
  • OSCE performance
  • NBME subject exam performance
  • Residency placement and performance 
  • AAMC Graduate Questionnaire

For more detail on the evaluation of the curriculum please review the Evaluation Plan for the Undergraduate Medical Curriculum

The evaluation and assessment team also works closely with the Curricular Affairs faculty instructional development unit, we provide evaluation capacity building training and consult with faculty regarding their education research and evaluation projects.

If you are interested in developing an education research or evaluation project, please complete this form and/or contact Karen Spear Ellinwood for further assistance. If you will be working with students on an educational investigations please review the Guidelines for Students Conducting Medical Education Investigations.