Medical Education Online Resource Section (Evaluation)

This section contains student and program evaluation resources.

ICEE Student Evaluation Form

The Integrated Curriculum Evaluation Exercise (ICEE) Form is an evaluation instrument developed at The University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) for use by faculty in rating the performance of fourth-year students in a standardized patient examination. The instrument has been extensively researched and contains a number of unidimensional scales measuring distinct aspects of clinical competency. (Solomon DJ, Speer AJ, Callaway MR, Ainsworth MA. Dimensions of clinical competency as conceptualized by medical school faculty. Eval & Health Professions. 1996;19(1):68-80).

Michael A. Ainsworth, M.D. and Alice J. Speer, M.D. are the major authors of the instrument though numerous other UTMB faculty have had input into its development.

Format: Single PDF file.

An Example of a History, Physical Examination, Presentation and Problem Solving Practical Examination Station

This packet contains an example of a History, Physical Examination, Presentation and Problem Solving (HPPP) practical examination station couplet used in the Internal Medicine Inpatient Clerkship at The University of Texas Medical Branch. The station format is described in more detail in (Rosebraugh CJ, Speer AJ, Ainsworth MA, Solomon DJ, Callaway MR. Developing a presentation and problem-solving station in a multistation standardized-patient examination. Acad. Med. 1996;71(1):S102-4).

The packet includes:

Patient script
Patient checklist
Faculty rating form
Student instructions
Faculty rating standards

The following faculty members were instrumental in the development of the HPPP format:

Michael A. Ainsworth, M.D., Mark D. Holden, M.D., Steven A. Lieberman, M.D., Curtis J. Rosebraugh, M.D., Alice J. Speer, M.D. Karen E. M. Szauter, M.D.,

Format: Single PDF file.

A Teaching Evaluation Form

This evaluation form is based on a learning model developed by Tarek M. Abdelhamid, M.D.  For more information about the model, see:

Abdelhamid T., The multidimensional learning model A novel cognitive psychology-based model for computer assisted instruction in order to improve learning in medical students. Med Educ Online [serial online] 1999;4,1. Available from URL

Format: Single PDF file.

CODRO Scale Evaluation Form

The CODRO Scale is a simple evaluation form for obtaining feedback from students on teaching sessions developed by Dr.P.Badrinath

Format: Single Word File Single PDF file

SP Bibliography

by Karen Szauter, MD

Since the first paper written about the "programmed patient" in the mid-1960's nearly 1000 papers have been published that deal with teaching or assessment using standardized patients. This bibliography lists many of these papers. The articles have been sorted into six sections by themes.

Papers of historical interest, overviews of SP use, or discuss general information about assessment that include references to SPs

Articles that deal with project or program evaluation where the SP is used to measure change, or SP measures are used to assess program or curriculum outcomes.

SPs used in teaching exercises

Objective Structured Clinical Examinations: including the development and logistics of exams and unique approaches to the application of OSCEs

Measurement tools associated with SP use. Checklists and global scoring techniques and discussions of the psychometric properties of SP assessments

Articles that discuss the influence of being an SP on the SP and articles that deal with special populations of patients (pediatric, adolescent etc)

Creating Compatible Electronic Exam Questions - Ensure that what you see is what you get

Giovanni D. Lorusso, MD

This manual provides guidelines for ensuring test items submitted electronically by instructional faculty to a course coordinator can be easily formatted into a uniform test. The guidelines are probably applicable to most other settings where text is submitted electronically from a variety of sources to be formatted into a uniform document.

Single PDF file


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