The Program Evaluation Committee Handbook: From Annual Program Evaluation to Self-Study

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The Program Evaluation Committee Handbook:
From Annual Program Evaluation to Self-Study

Kerrie J. Jordan, MS, C-TAGME 
Lisa Kempton, MEd 
Joseph Stuckelman, BA, MFA, C-TAGME
Sylvia Zavatchen 

The ACGME mandated the creation of program evaluation committees to evaluate all educational aspects of accredited residency programs through an annual program evaluation. Yet requirements for the program evaluation committee are broad and seemingly vague, making it difficult to put together a proper committee and evaluation. The Program Evaluation Committee Handbook: From Annual Program Evaluation to Self-Study will guide you through building an effective program evaluation committee, mastering the annual program evaluation process, and creating action plans to improve your program. 

This book will help you: 

  • Launch an effective program evaluation committee 
  • Examine and complete the five areas of focus required by the ACGME 
  • Conduct the annual program evaluation 
  • Identify the strengths and weaknesses of your program and develop an action plan for improvement 
  • Understand the broad and loosely defined requirements for the program evaluation committee 


About the Authors:

Kerrie J. Jordan, MS, C-TAGME, is the designated institutional official of the KCU-GME Consortium. She is the former administrative director of graduate medical education (GME) at Kansas City University of Medicine & Biosciences, where she developed several new osteopathic training programs. Previously, Jordan worked for a children’s hospital for eight years and played a major role in the expansion and development of the GME department.

Lisa Kempton, MEd, is the educational program manager/fellowship coordinator for the division of radiology at the Cleveland Clinic. She manages education activities for the diagnostic radiology residency program and five subspecialty fellowship programs, and oversees ACGME accreditation. She is a former radiologic technologist and has taught classes in medical terminology and radiography.

Joseph Stuckelman, BA, MFA, C-TAGME, has more than five years’ experience as the academic program coordinator for the diagnostic radiology residency program at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. In 2014, he earned Training Administrators of Graduate Medical Education (TAGME) certification and was elected to the executive board of the Association of Program Coordinators in Radiology. Stuckelman has presented at local and national GME education conferences.

Sylvia Zavatchen has served as the program coordinator of the diagnostic radiology residency program at Cleveland Clinic since 2007. In this capacity, she strives to ensure ACGME compliance in a program training 32 residents. An active member of the radiology program coordinator community, she has served on the board of the Association of Program Coordinators in Radiology since 2012. Zavatchen has presented at many local and national conferences educating program coordinators and managers.

Published: September 2016

Page Count: 150
Dimensions: 7x9
ISBN: 978-1-68308-070-1

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Program Evaluation Committee Structure

  • Committee Membership
  • Structuring a PEC: Small Residency Program or Fellowship vs. Medium Program vs. Large Program
  • Structure of Member Responsibilities
  • The Written Description of Responsibilities

Chapter 2: Structure of Committee Responsibilities

  • Overseeing Program Educational Activities
  • Managing Program Goals and Objectives
  • Monitoring Responses to ACGME Citations

Chapter 3: The Annual Program Evaluation

  • Is It a Meeting or a Document?
  • The ACGME’s Five Areas of Focus
  • The Annual Program Evaluation Meeting
  • Documenting the Annual Program Evaluation
  • The Action Plan

Chapter 4: Utilizing the Program Evaluation Committee to Track Progress (or Lack Thereof) From Annual Program Evaluation to Annual Program Evaluation

  • SWOT Analysis
  • Action Plan Evaluation and Plans for Improvement
  • Year-to-Year Consistency in Planning and Evaluation; Maintaining a Running Document
  • Demonstrating Innovation and Improvement
  • Addressing Lack of Improvement

Chapter 5: Eight Steps of Self-Study and Relationship to Annual Program Evaluation

  • Where Are We Headed?
  • Eight Steps of Self-Study

Appendix

  • Annual Program Evaluation Reports Used by Residency Programs of Different Sizes and Specialties
  • Data Collection Methods