Unit: Medical Education
Program: Medicine (MD)
Degree: Doctor, Medical
Date: Fri Oct 14, 2011 - 4:03:36 pm

1) Below are your program student learning outcomes (SLOs). Please update 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) Your program's SLOs are 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(s) to your program's curriculum map(s). If we do not have your curriculum map, please upload it as a PDF.

Curriculum Map File(s) from 2011:

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) For the period June 1, 2010 to September 30, 2011: State the assessment question(s) and/or assessment goals. Include the SLOs that were targeted, if applicable.

Are students well prepared for Step 1 of the United States Medical Licensing Examination?

SLO #2:  Graduates will understand the biological sciences underlying clinical medicine.

6) State the type(s) of evidence gathered to answer the assessment question and/or meet the assessment goals that were given in Question #5.

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

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

All students who challenged the USMLE Step 1 (~60).  Data is provided by the National Board of Medical Examiners, who oversee the USMLE Step 1.

8) 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)

9) 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)

10) For the assessment question(s) and/or assessment goal(s) stated in Question #5:
Summarize the actual results.

100% of JABSOM students received passing scores on the USMLE Step 1.  The average score for JABSOM students was above the national average.

11) State how the program used the results or plans to use the results. Please be specific.

The medical school curriculum committee reviewed the results of USMLE Step 1 examination for JABSOM students.  Overall, it was felt that the scores reflected that our students are well-prepared for the national licensing examination, and learning basic science material at adequate breadth and depth.

Results were also shared with the medical school's basic science education subcommittee and preclinical education committee to provide feedback to instruction and curricular content/methods.

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.

In recent years, JABSOM students consistently score above the national average on the national licensing examination (USMLE Step 1).  This reflects on the hard work and commitment of the students, as well as structure and content of the curriculum, and efforts of the faculty.

13) Other important information.
Please note: If the program did not engage in assessment, please explain. If the program created an assessment plan for next year, please give an overview.