Unit: Medical Education
Program: Medicine (MD)
Degree: Doctor, Medical
Date: Fri Oct 30, 2020 - 2:04:10 pm

1) Program Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) and Institutional Learning Objectives (ILOs)

1. Life-Long, Self-Directed Learning Skills: Graduates will be lifelong learners.

2. The Biological Sciences: Graduates will understand the biological sciences underlying clinical medicine.

3. The Care of Patients: Graduates will be able to care for their patients with increasing responsibility under faculty supervision and respond to feedback.

4. Oral and Written Communication Skills: Graduates will be able to communicate effectively with patients, families, and other healthcare providers.

5. Populational and Community Health: Graduates will appreciate the epidemiology of disease and the role of the physician in public health and global health issues, particularly those important to Hawai`i and the Asia-Pacific region.

6. Professionalism: Graduates will be professional and ethical and demonstrate an enthusiasm for medicine while delivering compassionate care to their patients.

7. Personal Health and Well-Being: Graduates will have the skills and strategies to maintain personal health and well-being.

2) Your program's SLOs are published as follows. Please update as needed.

Department Website URL: https://jabsom.hawaii.edu/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/Graduation-Objectives-2020-approved-6-26-20.pdf
Student Handbook. URL, if available online: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Yi_lI4MOwvjeqI5_yv2rN29lpy8dK-tQ/view?usp=sharing
Information Sheet, Flyer, or Brochure URL, if available online:
UHM Catalog. Page Number:
Course Syllabi. URL, if available online: NA
Other: On framed posters displayed throughout the medical school and in clinical departments. On pocket-sized cards distributed to all faculty.

3) Please review, add, replace, or delete the existing curriculum map.

Curriculum Map File(s) from 2020:

4) For your program, the percentage of courses that have course SLOs explicitly stated on the syllabus, a website, or other publicly available document is as follows. Please update as needed.


5) Does the program have learning achievement results for its program SLOs? (Example of achievement results: "80% of students met expectations on SLO 1.")(check one):

Yes, on some(1-50%) of the program SLOs
Yes, on most(51-99%) of the program SLOs
Yes, on all(100%) of the program SLOs

6) Did your program engage in any program learning assessment activities between November 1, 2018 and October 31, 2020?

No (skip to question 17)

7) What best describes the program-level learning assessment activities that took place for the period November 1, 2018 and October 31, 2020? (Check all that apply.)

Create/modify/discuss program learning assessment procedures (e.g., SLOs, curriculum map, mechanism to collect student work, rubric, survey)
Collect/evaluate student work/performance to determine SLO achievement
Collect/analyze student self-reports of SLO achievement via surveys, interviews, or focus groups
Use assessment results to make programmatic decisions (e.g., change course content or pedagogy, design new course, hiring)
Investigate other pressing issue related to student learning achievement for the program (explain in question 8)

8) Briefly explain the assessment activities that took place since November 2018.

Results of the USMLE Step 1 examination for JABSOM students were reviewed. This examination is taken at the end of the second year of the program.

Findings from the Graduation Objectives Survey are developed into a report and reviewed by the Curriculum Committee. The questions reflect the GLO's.

An Evaluation of the Curriculum as a Whole report was developed for the program which expands information on USMLE scores (Elements 10) and program evaluation of individual scores (Element 15).

9) What types of evidence did the program use as part of the assessment activities checked in question 7? (Check all that apply.)

Artistic exhibition/performance
Assignment/exam/paper completed as part of regular coursework and used for program-level assessment
Capstone work product (e.g., written project or non-thesis paper)
Exam created by an external organization (e.g., professional association for licensure)
Exit exam created by the program
IRB approval of research
Oral performance (oral defense, oral presentation, conference presentation)
Portfolio of student work
Publication or grant proposal
Qualifying exam or comprehensive exam for program-level assessment in addition to individual student evaluation (graduate level only)
Supervisor or employer evaluation of student performance outside the classroom (internship, clinical, practicum)
Thesis or dissertation used for program-level assessment in addition to individual student evaluation
Alumni survey that contains self-reports of SLO achievement
Employer meetings/discussions/survey/interview of student SLO achievement
Interviews or focus groups that contain self-reports of SLO achievement
Student reflective writing assignment (essay, journal entry, self-assessment) on their SLO achievement.
Student surveys that contain self-reports of SLO achievement
Assessment-related such as assessment plan, SLOs, curriculum map, etc.
Program or course materials (syllabi, assignments, requirements, etc.)
Other 1:
Other 2:

10) State the number of students (or persons) who submitted evidence that was evaluated. If applicable, please include the sampling technique used.

Seventy-four students completed the USMLE Step 1 examination.

Sixty-seven students completed the Graduation Objectives Survey in May 2018.

11) Who interpreted or analyzed the evidence that was collected? (Check all that apply.)

Course instructor(s)
Faculty committee
Ad hoc faculty group
Department chairperson
Persons or organization outside the university
Faculty advisor
Advisors (in student support services)
Students (graduate or undergraduate)

12) How did they evaluate, analyze, or interpret the evidence? (Check all that apply.)

Used a rubric or scoring guide
Scored exams/tests/quizzes
Used professional judgment (no rubric or scoring guide used)
Compiled survey results
Used qualitative methods on interview, focus group, open-ended response data
External organization/person analyzed data (e.g., external organization administered and scored the nursing licensing exam)

13) Summarize the results from the evaluation, analysis, interpretation of evidence (checked in question 12). For example, report the percentage of students who achieved each SLO.

99% of JABSOM students received passing scores on the USMLE Step 1.

Overall, the means obtained from the Graduation Objectives Survey were in a positive direction (i.e., students reported higher means on items in the fourth year of the program in comparison to their first day of medical school).

Results can also be viewed in the Evaluation of the Curriculum as a Whole report.

14) What best describes how the program used the results? (Check all that apply.)

Assessment procedure changes (SLOs, curriculum map, rubrics, evidence collected, sampling, communications with faculty, etc.)
Course changes (course content, pedagogy, courses offered, new course, pre-requisites, requirements)
Personnel or resource allocation changes
Program policy changes (e.g., admissions requirements, student probation policies, common course evaluation form)
Students' out-of-course experience changes (advising, co-curricular experiences, program website, program handbook, brown-bag lunches, workshops)
Celebration of student success!
Results indicated no action needed because students met expectations
Use is pending (typical reasons: insufficient number of students in population, evidence not evaluated or interpreted yet, faculty discussions continue)

15) Please briefly describe how the program used its findings/results.

The medical school Curriculum Committee reviewed the results of the USMLE Step 1 examination for JABSOM students as well as the Graduation Objectives Survey findings. Overall, it was felt the scores reflected the students are well prepared for the national licensing examination and reported a greater ability, over time, towards meeting the SLOs. In addition, please refer to the Evaluation of the Curriculum as a Whole report for a summary of evaluation activities.

16) Beyond the results, were there additional conclusions or discoveries? This can include insights about assessment procedures, teaching and learning, and great achievements regarding program assessment in this reporting period.

In recent years, JABSOM students scored above the national average on the national licensing examination (USMLE Step 1). This reflects the hard work and commitment of the students, as well as structure and content of the curriculum, efforts of the faculty, and effectiveness of the program evaluation plan. Please refer to Evaluation of the Curriculum as a Whole report reflective analysis (2019-2020).

17) If the program did not engage in assessment activities, please justify.