PURPOSE / SCOPE:
Provide the methods and evaluations that ensure comparability of education across the clinical education sites.
• COMAT: Comprehensive Osteopathic Medical Achievement Test
To ensure comparability of education across the clinical education sites, the course directors for each third year core clinical course are based at ICOM, and student doctors are required to complete the same assignments regardless of clinical location. Requirements for each course are described in the course syllabus found in eValue, the scheduling system utilized for the clinical years. Didactics occur weekly and student doctors are required to attend via Webex. In the specialties for which a COMAT is available, student doctors are required to take this standardized examination with the score of the COMAT factored into the rotation grade.
At the end of each clinical year, COMAT scores, grades and student evaluations of preceptors and rotations are reviewed for each site to ensure comparability from site-to-site. Any gaps identified are reviewed and discussed first at the course level, and then in the Curriculum Committee. An appropriate course of action to ameliorate gaps is implemented with subsequent review the following year.
PRIMARY POLICY OWNER:
Assistant/Associate Dean of Clinical Affairs