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Evaluation & Assessment

About Evaluation & Assessment

The Office of Evaluation and Assessment (OEA) delivers trustworthy evaluation and assessment data and analytics to facilitate decision-making, which assists the medical education program in producing well-trained, patient-centered physicians. OEA provides high-quality service by identifying and solving problems for Texas A&M College of Medicine faculty, staff and students.

Evaluation

Course/Clerkship Evaluation

OEA compiles evaluations and reports to stakeholders on data related to the quality and effectiveness of College of Medicine education programs.

Outcome Evaluation

OEA focuses on assessing the effectiveness of a program by collecting, connecting, integrating, analyzing, and interpreting multiple sources of information. This medical program outcome data informs stakeholders in order to promote positive change within the curriculum.

Component Evaluation

OEA provides high quality evaluation of the various curricular components of medical education, including: pre-clerkship curriculum; clinical curriculum; learning environment and other topics; and various tracks in the College of Medicine (e.g., Health Systems Science (HSS), A&M Integrated Medicine (AIM), and EnMed).

Evaluation Resources

Assessment

OEA monitors student progress toward achieving the Medical Educational Program Objectives (MEPOs). OEA routinely examines quantitative and narrative data related to student performance, including course and clerkship, USMLE Step exams, NBME exams, OSCEs, etc. Additionally, OEA strives to improve formative assessment throughout the curriculum.

Curriculum Mapping

Curriculum information on teaching sessions is collected through a Qualtrics survey. Requests for course teaching information are emailed to the course and clerkship directors about 6 weeks before the beginning of each course/clerkship. Please email the OEA office for more information.

Research & Consultations

OEA provides consultative services to faculty and students who are interested in conducting medical education research. Consultation is provided regarding research questions, study design and methods, questionnaire selection or development, and analytic approach.

OEA Staff

Name Title Campus Location Email Phone
Danielle M. Dickey, EdD, MS Associate Dean Bryan, HPEB, Suite 1078 dmdickey@tamu.edu 979.436.0224
Kevin Kidder, PhD Director of Evaluation and Assessment Houston kidder@tamu.edu  
Ismail Dilek, MS Program Manager of Assessment Houston dilek@tamu.edu  
Alyssa Hausmann, MS Program Coordinator Round Rock, Suite N306J berneche@tamu.edu 512.341.4960
Stacey Keller, MBA Sr. Administrative Coordinator Round Rock, Suite N306E keller@tamu.edu 512.341.4981
Thea Mallini Program Coordinator Round Rock, Suite N306K mallini@tamu.edu 512.341.4984
Jody Ping, CCRC Program Coordinator Round Rock, Suite N306F jping@tamu.edu 512.341.4997
Darla McPherson Education Specialist Temple, MEC 407L mcpherson@tamu.edu 254.724.2140
Additional information: COM-OEA@tamu.edu