Your feedback to faculty who lecture in a course or facilitate a small group is essential. Your comments help faculty improve their teaching as well as maintain effective teaching. Faculty must teach to be promoted, and their evaluations are considered by their Chair in annual reviews. Most faculty enjoy teaching students, and for them your feedback is its own reward! Please use this opportunity to recognize their effort and improve medical education here.1
Your evaluation obligation is shared. You will be randomly assigned to evaluate only parts of the curriculum (except for Human Body). Students will receive their evaluation assignment for the entire academic year. Login information is emailed to each Phase I student following the Evaluation orientation.
At the beginning of each block, students are emailed their evaluation assignments with due dates. Reminders are sent when the evaluation periods begin. Students will be emailed their evaluation completion status three days before the evaluation due date. Email notifications containing a link to the evaluations are also sent from New Innovations.
All Phase I students will evaluate all lecturers and small group facilitators during the Human Body Block. Following Human Body, the evaluation assignments for both Phase I and Phase II students are:
Course evaluation for either the Essential Core Block or for Longitudinal Curriculum (e.g., Foundation, Threads).
All small group facilitators.
All lecturers during a two-week period as assigned.
In addition to assigned curricular areas, all students will be responsible for evaluating:
PBL sessions and facilitators at the end of Phase I and II
Clinical Psychiatry small groups at the end of CVPR & DEMS
Other questionnaires as required (e.g., End of Phase surveys).
Randomly selected students may be required to participate in focus groups. Selected students will be notified in advance.
Evaluations open at the beginning of the block, and throughout the block as small group sessions end and 2-week lecturer evaluation periods open. You will be notified by email when evaluation surveys are open and when focus groups are scheduled.
Because evaluations open at the beginning of an evaluation period, students can jot down their thoughts about an event in “real time” rather than waiting until the end of the block. Students can continue to write to their evaluation using the “Save as Draft" function until they are ready to submit as final.
Evaluations close two weeks (14 calendar days) days following the end of a block.
Remember, "Save as Draft" is NOT the same as "Submit." To fulfill your evaluation requirement, you need to “submit” each evaluation. At present, there is no automatic submit process.
Students are required to complete ALL assigned evaluations. Login to New Innovations to find any outstanding evaluations. Optional evaluations will be clearly identified as optional. So if you have an evaluation for a block or session, a small group facilitator or a lecturer in some part of the Longitudinal Core Curriculum, you will need to complete that evaluation to fulfill your obligation.
Students who fail to complete assigned evaluations in the allotted time will be reported to the Assistant Dean, Essentials Core, with the following process:
Third Time: Meet with the Assistant Dean, who will file a second Professionalism Feedback Form. As per the Professionalism Committee Process, the Committee will review the repeated instance of unprofessional behavior and recommend next steps.