Medical schools should use a variety of measures to evaluate the effectiveness of their clinical curricula. Both outcome measures and process measures should be included, and these can be organized according to the four-level training evaluation model developed by Donald Kirkpatrick. Managing evaluation data requires the institution to employ deliberate strategies to monitor signals in real-time and aggregate data so that informed decisions can be made. Future steps in program evaluation includes increased emphasis on patient outcomes and multi-source feedback, as well as better integration of existing data sources.
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Ragsdale, John W.; Berry, Andrea; Gibson, Jennifer W.; Herber-Valdez, Christiane R.; Germain, Lauren J.; and Engle, Deborah L., "Evaluating the Effectiveness of Undergraduate Clinical Education Programs" (2020). Medical Student Education Faculty Publications. 3.