A Systems Approach to Assessment in Health Professions Education
Dates: April 7-12, 2024
Location: Boston, MA, Harvard Medical School campus
- Outline the principles and benefits of a systems approach to assessment in health professions education
- Identify the educational components of participants’ home institution from a systems perspective and their primary functions
- Explain the essential processes that need to occur at the interfaces across components within the educational system to add value to the quality of graduates
- Examine the quality of participants’ institution’s communication pathways, specifically for
- the flow of multiple sources of performance data to individuals/groups best positioned to interpret assessment information in context
- the existence of direct feedback pathways to individuals/groups empowered to make corrections and adjustments
- Design an assessment plan that aligns with their institutional goals and objectives
- Select and apply appropriate assessment tools and methods for different purposes and contexts; including what confidence is sufficient for formative purposes, and what is needed for summative purposes
- Evaluate the effectiveness and impact of their assessment system (on student learning, faculty development, and/or program improvement)
- Integrate systems thinking into future projects and initiatives
Nurse Practitioners and Registered Nurses
For the purpose of recertification, the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Board and American Nurses Credentialing Center accept AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ issued by organizations accredited by the ACCME (Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education). We would also suggest that learners check with their state licensing board to ensure they accept reciprocity with AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ for re-licensure.
The National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) states that AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ are acceptable for continuing medical education requirements for recertification. We would also suggest that learners check with their state licensing board to ensure they accept reciprocity with AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ for re-licensure.
The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada recognizes conferences and workshops held outside of Canada that are developed by a university, academy, hospital, specialty society or college as accredited group learning activities.
The American Medical Association (AMA) has an agreement of mutual recognition of continuing medical education (CME) credit with the European Union of Medical Specialties (UEMS). Additional information regarding this agreement may be found here: https://www.uems.eu/areas-of-expertise/cme-cpd/eaccme
Eric Holmboe, MD
Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education
Brent Thoma, MD, MA
Mark Grichanik, PhD
Susan Farrell, MD, EdM
Harvard Medical School