MK Cope, HH Baker. Assessing outcomes of the educational program of the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine. J Am Osteopath Assoc 1993;93(3):353. doi: 10.7556/jaoa.19220.127.116.113.
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In education, "assessment" refers to the ongoing, systematic process of identification of goals, development of methods for measuring progress toward attaining those goals, and use of resulting information to make revisions in educational programs. Recently, state-review programs and accrediting agencies have focused review efforts on outcomes of the educational process. The West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine has developed a successful outcomes assessment program that includes information regarding graduates' activities. The school is now considering new programs regarding more comprehensive assessment of clinical outcomes.
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