alexa Designing an evaluation framework for WFME basic standards for medical education.


Journal of Health Education Research & Development

Author(s): Tackett S, Grant J, Mmari K

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Abstract PURPOSE: To create an evaluation plan for the World Federation for Medical Education (WFME) accreditation standards for basic medical education. METHODS: We conceptualized the 100 basic standards from "Basic Medical Education: WFME Global Standards for Quality Improvement: The 2012 Revision" as medical education program objectives. Standards were simplified into evaluable items, which were then categorized as inputs, processes, outputs and/or outcomes to generate a logic model and corresponding plan for data collection. RESULTS: WFME standards posed significant challenges to evaluation due to complex wording, inconsistent formatting and lack of existing assessment tools. Our resulting logic model contained 244 items. Standard B 5.1.1 separated into 24 items, the most for any single standard. A large proportion of items (40\%) required evaluation of more than one input, process, output and/or outcome. Only one standard (B 3.2.2) was interpreted as requiring evaluation of a program outcome. CONCLUSIONS: Current WFME standards are difficult to use for evaluation planning. Our analysis may guide adaptation and revision of standards to make them more evaluable. Our logic model and data collection plan may be useful to medical schools planning an institutional self-review and to accrediting authorities wanting to provide guidance to schools under their purview. This article was published in Med Teach and referenced in Journal of Health Education Research & Development

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