Faculty Development: How to Evaluate the Effectiveness of a Faculty Development Program in Emergency Medicine

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  • Georges Ramalanjaona MD, DSc

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    1. Department of Emergency Medicine, Seton Hall University, South Orange, NJ.
      Department of Emergency Medicine, St. Michael's Medical Center, 268 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, Newark, NJ 07102. Fax: 516-379-1319; e-mail: gramalan@optonline.net.
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Department of Emergency Medicine, St. Michael's Medical Center, 268 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, Newark, NJ 07102. Fax: 516-379-1319; e-mail: gramalan@optonline.net.

Abstract

Evaluation of the effectiveness of any faculty development program (FDP) is crucial to provide assessment of existing programs and to yield valid recommendations for designing future programs that better address the needs of individual faculty members and the sponsoring institutions. The author chose the validated Kirkpatrick's model with four levels of program outcomes (satisfaction data, learning data, performing data, and career change) to evaluate the effectiveness of an FDP in emergency medicine. Assessment of the effectiveness of this FDP can be performed by sponsoring organizations or by independent evaluators experienced in the field for better objectivity.

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