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Planning and evaluation of the MD program at IU School of Medicine includes course and instructor evaluations, learner surveys and more.

Curricular Evaluation

IU School of Medicine systematically monitors and investigates the educational needs and experiences of medical students through robust program evaluation processes administered by the Educational Affairs Data Analytics (EDA) team. EDA plays a pivotal role in the collection, analysis, interpretation, and dissemination of schoolwide educational outcome data necessary for making key curricular decisions.

Teaching Support for Faculty

Beyond gathering, analyzing and disseminating data, IU School of Medicine provides resources and support to faculty, utilizing findings to improve teaching and foster student learning at IU School of Medicine.

Statewide Course and Instructor Evaluations

These evaluations provide a platform for students to comment on the school’s learning environment and suggest improvements for future medical students. IU School of Medicine administers all student evaluations in MedHub. Evaluation reports can be accessed through this system. This data is used to recognize faculty who receive exemplary scores and to provide feedback.

Medical Colleges Graduation Questionnaire (AAMC GQ)

At the end of the fourth year in medical school, students take the Association of American Medical Colleges Graduation Questionnaire (AAMC GQ), a summative evaluation, which provides valuable information to medical schools. Responses to questionnaire items raise important concerns and possible solutions and also highlights the school’s strengths and weaknesses. This survey is anonymous, meaning that no personally identifiable information is collected.

Learner and Program Director Surveys

IU School of Medicine’s EDA team annually gathers assessment data on the performance of graduates during their first year in residency using the Post-Graduate Year 1 Survey (PGY-1). A companion instrument, the National Resident Readiness Survey (NRR), developed by the AAMC is administered to program directors of our graduates during their first year in residency. Both of these surveys are used to identify differences in perceptions between graduates and their program directors.