Support Services, Research and Grants

Consultation with the College of Medicine faculty and staff regarding design, implementation, data collection and data analyses often occurs for policy, and applied and evaluative research endeavors. Recent research projects reviewed by Assessment and Quality Management include the reliability of standardized patients' assessment of medical students' clinical skills, use of trained raters to evaluate faculty teaching performance, and the value of adding an oral examination component to assess medical students' knowledge of pathology.

Assessment and Quality Management also provides program evaluation services for a variety of grants that impact the medical school curriculum. Spirituality in medicine, clinical performance testing, professionalism, managed care, complementary and alternative medicine, and service learning are some of the education-related grants recently evaluated.

Past projects with Assessment and Quality Management involvement include the University of Kentucky hospital staff annual survey, various administrative activities (e.g., faculty surveys, ballots), and numerous ad hoc research projects.