Linking Education to Outcomes

Larry Gruppen, PhD

Dr. Larry Gruppen - Quality of Med Ed Research - Faculty BytesLarry Gruppen PhD is a Professor in the Department of Learning Health Sciences, University of Michigan Medical School, where he directs the competency-based Master in Health Professions Education program. His research interests center around the development of expertise, knowledge and performance assessment, self-regulated learning and scholarship development.

Linking Education to Outcomes

In this byte Dr. Gruppen discusses the question of whether medical education improves patient care. The common assumption is that education is necessary for health care delivery.  He discusses the outcomes of a few notable studies as well as some methodological issues to consider.

At the end of the professional development byte you will:

  • Identify factors to be considered when assessing the link between education and patient outcomes

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Linking Education to Outcomes (CME Credit) 

Linking Education to Outcomes (Non CME Credit)

Resources

  • Bzowyckyj AS, Dow A, Knab MS. Evaluating the Impact of Educational Interventions on Patients and Communities. Acad Med. 2017;XX(X):1. doi:10.1097/ACM.0000000000001718.
  • Tamblyn R, Abrahamowicz M, Dauphinee D, et al. Physician scores on a national clinical skills examination as predictors of complaints to medical regulatory authorities. JAMA. 2007;298:993-1001.
  • Asch D a., Nicholson S, Srinivas SK, Herrin J, Epstein AJ. How Do You Deliver a Good Obstetrician? Outcome-Based Evaluation of Medical Education. Acad Med. 2014;89(1):24-26. doi:10.1097/ACM.0000000000000067.

Release Date:  December, 2017

Expiration date: November, 2020

Dr. Gruppen has disclosed he has no relevant financial relationships