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Teaching in Your Office - Selected Assessment Methods and Tools

ACGME and ABMS Tool Box
The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) and the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) are collaborating to improve the evaluation of residents during their residency education programs. The Toolbox of Assessment Methods is the first product of this Joint Initiative. It provides a brief description of 13 assessment methods and references to articles where more complete and in-depth information about each method can be found. The Toolbox will be revised periodically to reflect the ongoing work of the Joint Initiative. www.acgme.org/Outcome/assess/Toolbox.pdf

ABIM Mini-Clinical Examination Exercise (Mini-CEX)
The Mini-CEX, developed by the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM), is a 15 minute observation or “snapshot” of a resident/patient interaction, providing a valid and reliable assessment method of a resident’s performance over time. Evaluation forms are available at www.acgme.org/outcome/downloads/5_ptcare.pdf

Community Pediatrics Evaluation Toolkit
This toolkit contains resources to evaluate residency training experiences in community pediatrics. While many of the instruments are designed to evaluate learners, some of the tools will assist in gathering information that would be useful for program evaluation. www.aap.org/commpeds/CPTI/EvaluationToolkit.htm

University of Florida-Jacksonville Faculty Evaluation of a Resident
This tool was created at the University of Florida-Jacksonville to evaluate resident’s involvement in community action initiatives using six ACGME competencies as well as Community Pediatrics’ Competencies developed under the Dyson Initiative. www.aap.org/commpeds/CPTI/FacultyEvaluationofResident.pdf

Learning Climate Questionnaire
An eight question survey from the Learning Climate Questionnaire designed to assess students’ perceptions of their teacher as one who is relatively autonomy supportive (high scores) or one who is relatively controlling (low scores). www.uiowa.edu/~c07p075a/class1/Classhandouts/learningclimateq.htm