Evaluation & Instructional Development

The Evaluation and Instructional Development team, supports the School of Medicine in developing processes and strategies to promote continuous quality improvement in student learning experiences and outcomes. Our team evaluates, monitors, and provides analysis of grades and the grading process to ensure the fairness of medical student assessment. We support the educational research agenda for the required curriculum and major medical school initiatives by addressing contemporary issues in medical education.

Our Services

  • Evaluation & Continuous Quality Improvement
  • Our team works closely with staff and faculty curriculum leaders to develop processes and strategies to support continuous quality improvement in student learning experiences and outcomes. This includes:
    • In-depth analysis of the required MD program curriculum
    • Quarterly and annual reporting on courses, clerkships, programs, and faculty instruction
    • Liaison Committee for Medical Education (LCME) compliance tracking for medical school accreditation
    • AAMC Graduation Questionnaire & Year 2 Questionnaire reporting
    • Evaluation of E4C teaching clinical skills and professionalism curriculum
    • Evaluation of the Scholarly Concentration program
    • Support processes to track and report student-related mistreatment issues
    • Oversight of teaching evaluations for promotion and training
    • Teaching awards and recognition of excellence in teaching
  • Instructional Development Projects
  • We support innovative projects and research addressing contemporary issues in medical education that are of interest to our faculty and student communities.  Examples:
    • Development, research, and evaluation of teaching and learning initiatives
    • Development of course-level instructional design pilots
    • Personalized workshops and 1:1 consultations to support faculty innovations, including integrating design thinking concepts in curriculum development
  • Assessment & Performance Evaluation
  • Our team helps ensure that medical student performance is fairly and accurately assessed through continuous evaluation, monitoring and analysis of grades and grading processes. Work includes:
    • Validation and reliability testing for high-stakes exams
    • Management of clerkship grade appeals process
    • Analysis of grade distributions in clerkships and courses
    • Review of Medical Student Performance Evaluations
  • Curriculum and Data Management
  • We help Stanford’s education leaders and faculty to effectively manage and oversee the required curriculum through the development and maintenance of the Ilios curriculum database, including:
    • Mapping of curriculum goals and objectives
    • Compliance with LCME standards
    • Cohort tracking