Unit: Medical Education
Program: Medicine (MD)
Degree: Doctor, Medical
Date: Mon Sep 20, 2010 - 8:35:44 pm

1) Below are the program student learning outcomes submitted last year. Please add/delete/modify as needed.

I.                    Life-Long Learning Skills: Graduates will be life-long learners.

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

III.               The Care of Patients: Graduates will be able to care for their patients with increasing responsibility, and seeking and responding to appropriate evaluation and supervision.

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

V.                 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 Hawaii and the Asia-Pacific region.

VI.              Professionalism: Graduates will be professional and ethical, demonstrate an enthusiasm for medicine, and value honor, integrity, altruism, respect, accountability, excellence, scholarship, and leadership while delivering compassionate care to their patients.

VII.            Personal Health and Well-Being: Graduates will maintain personal health and well-being.

2) As of last year, your program's SLOs were published as follows. Please update as needed.

Department Website URL: http://jabsom.hawaii.edu/JABSOM/admissions/objectives.php?l1=mdp&l2=currS
Student Handbook. URL, if available online: http://jbows.jabsom.hawaii.edu/view/url/M82C/54080/54502
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
Other: On pocket-sized cards distributed to all faculty

3) Below is the link to your program's curriculum map (if submitted in 2009). If it has changed or if we do not have your program's curriculum map, please upload it as a PDF.

Curriculum Map File(s) from 2009:

4) The percentage of courses in 2009 that had course SLOs explicitly stated on the syllabus, a website, or other publicly available document is indicated below. Please update as needed.


5) State the assessment question(s) and/or goals of the assessment activity. Include the SLOs that were targeted, if applicable.

Determine student satisfaction with their medical education at JABSOM, and their feelings about preparation for residency training.  Compare results of national graduation survey with internal feedback mechanisms.

SLO #3:  “Graduates will be able to care for their patients with increasing responsibility, and seeking and responding to appropriate evaluation and supervision.”

6) State the type(s) of evidence gathered.

Data from nationally-administered survey for graduating medical students (Association of American Medical Colleges Graduation Questionnaire).

7) Who interpreted or analyzed the evidence that was collected?

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)

8) How did they evaluate, analyze, or interpret the evidence?

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)

9) State how many persons submitted evidence that was evaluated.
If applicable, please include the sampling technique used.

51 graduating students (of graduating class size of ~60 students).  Online survey administered by the Association of American Medical Colleges.

10) Summarize the actual results.

Overall, I am satisfied with the quality of my medical education:

Strongly Agree 54.4%

Agree 29.8%

Neutral 7.0%

Disagree 5.3%

Strongly Disagree 3.5%

I am confident that I have acquired the clinical skills required to begin a residency program.

Strongly Agree 35.4%

Agree 45.6%

Neutral 15.8%

Disagree 0.0%

Strongly Disagree 0.0%

11) How did your program use the results? --or-- Explain planned use of results.
Please be specific.

School Curriculum Committee reviewed entirety of survey results.  For the items specific to this report, the Committee felt that student ratings were satisfactory.  Will monitor results of subsequent classes with the goal of maintaining high satisfaction ratings.

12) Beyond the results, were there additional conclusions or discoveries? This can include insights about assessment procedures, teaching and learning, program aspects and so on.

None specific to the items in this report.  National survey results are consistent with internal survey results and other forms of student feedback.

13) Other important information:

The medical school received full national accreditation for the maximal 8-year term in 2009.