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Assessment Program Mission, Vision, and Values

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The Assessment Program contributes to the School of Medicine mission by implementing a broad program of assessment that allows trustworthy judgments about student achievement of its program objectives. The assessment program motivates and directs student learning, informs their advancement in training and practice, and protects patients and the public.


Become a national benchmark for undergraduate medical education assessment programs


Rational, Evidence-based, Just, Transparent, Accountable

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Progress Team

Mission: The progress team provides holistic and equitable review of a student’s professional development over time. The team will regularly review assessment data for each student to monitor their progress towards achieving program objectives and to identify areas of focus for further development

Values: The progress team will benefit students at the Spencer Fox Eccles School of Medicine by:  

  • Facilitating ALL students’ development in self-direction of their learning and development related to the program objectives.  
  • Identifying and supporting students BEFORE they fail to pass a course.  
  • Building firmer coordinating relationships across student support resources: including (but not limited to) academic success, wellness, master clinician observers, learning communities, and curriculum.   
  • Serving an essential role in programmatic assessment of the new MD program and how it supports students’ achievement of the learning objectives.

Structure: The progress team consists of three parts that provide layered support based on a learner’s individual needs.

1. Extended Progress Teams; Semi-annual Comprehensive Review of ALL Students

  • Description: Review of each student's progress towards achieving the learning objectives
  • Role: Semi-annual progress reviews shared with students and their coaches to facilitate development of individualized learning plans (ILPs) focused on identifying areas for further development.

2. Student Development Teams; Frequent Review of Students Needing Further Support

  • Description: Provide consultation for students identified as needing additional support and assistance to progress towards achieving specific program objectives.
  • Role: Initial evaluation of student needs coupled with a follow up for targeted review of the student’s progress.
  • Goal: Connect students with systems and resources to support their development, adapting recommendations and assistance to fit the individual student’s current needs. 
  • Referral: If you believe a student would benefit from further support from a Student Development Team, please contact us here

3. Progress Leadership Team; Quarterly Oversight and Equitable Support

  • Description: Review of extended progress and student development teams’ plans and recommendations.
  • Role: Provide oversight to extended progress and student development teams to provide guidance and ensure equity and quality across the program.  

Assessment Program Strategic Plan 2022-2027

The assessment program strategic plan core strategies, overarching themes, and key tensions were reviewed and approved by the Curriculum Committee on August 17, 2022.

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Assessment Program Leadership Team

  • Katherine Anderson (CMC Program Faculty Director, Phase 1 Director)
  • Heather Campbell (Elective Course Director)
  • Sarah Cipriano (Domain Expert)
  • Tim Formosa (Domain Expert)
  • Katie Lappé (Clerkship and EOY3 Clinical Skills Assessment Director)
  • Kathryn Moore (Pathways Director, Phase 1 Director)
  • Meghan O'Connor (Longitudinal Integrated Clerkship and EPAC Pathway Director)
  • Danielle Roussel (Assistant Dean for Medical Student Assessment)