Johanna Shapiro, Ph.D.
So Bernice asked me to get the ball rolling in our thinking about an important but thorny issues, evaluation of MH both generally and in residency programs in particular. Working in medical schools we all know that evaluation of learners and of curricula is constant. It is the main tool that faculty use to judge student performance; and the main tool that administration uses to judge out performance!
Of course, we all also know that evaluation is a complex topic. At its core, it involves assessing learners on how well they achieve learning objectives. Evaluation related to the teaching of medical humanities is even more complex because of the difficulty of writing meaningful learning objectives in this area.