Our Services

The Evaluation and Instructional Development team supports the School of Medicine’s education program and research agenda for the required curriculum and major medical school initiatives in the following ways:


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 curriculum
  • Quarterly and annual reporting on courses, clerkships, programs, and faculty instruction
  • Evaluation
  • Liaison Committee for Medical Education (LCME) compliance tracking for medical school accreditation
  • Evaluation of E4C teaching clinical skills and professionalism curriculum
  • Evaluation of the Scholarly Concentration program
  • Tracking of student, resident and faculty 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 and evaluation of interactive and blended learning initiatives including flipped classroom, gamification, and video-based case instruction
  • Development of course-level instructional design pilots, supporting faculty in achieving teaching and learning goals
  • Development of a faculty peer observation program providing a community of practice for non-evaluative formative feedback on teaching
  • Continued stewardship of the Clinical Teaching Seminar Series
  • Workshops using design thinking to inspire creativity and faculty agency 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