Tuesday, October 27, 2020
4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
CME Credits: 1.50
Zoom Virtual Meeting. Zoom link will be provided after registration.
Facilitated by: Maryellen E. Gusic, MD, Professor of Medical Education and Pediatrics and Senior Advisor for Educational Affairs and Elizabeth B. Bradley, PhD, Associate Professor of Medical Education and Director of Curriculum Evaluation
Description/Learning Objectives: : Educators spend significant time and effort designing educational interventions. While the focus of the design process is commonly on determining content, selecting teaching strategies, trouble-shooting logistics and garnering the resources needed for effective implementation, the articulation of a well-planned evaluation strategy is often overlooked until there is a desire to disseminate this work. A comprehensive evaluation plan provides critical information to inform improvement efforts for future iterations of the program and also provides the foundation for scholarly dissemination. During this highly interactive workshop, participants will examine how to use educational theory and best practices from the literature to plan and rigorously evaluate the effectiveness of an educational intervention. Attendees will also discuss how to collect and analyze evaluation results in order to disseminate outcomes in peer-reviewed presentations and publications. Following this session, participants will be able to: examine approaches to rigorously evaluate the outcomes (“what happened/if it was successful”) of an educational intervention; explore methods to determine the processes (the “why” and the “how”) that contributed to the effectiveness of the intervention; and apply strategies to effectively organize the reporting of results of an evaluation in scholarly presentations and publications. (1.5 CME credits)