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Outcomes results from the evaluation of the APA/HRSA Faculty Scholars Program. Ambul Pediatr 2004 Jan-Feb;4(1 Suppl):103-12



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2-s2.0-0842345672   23 Citations


BACKGROUND: The goal of the Ambulatory Pediatric Association/Health Resources and Services Administration National Faculty Development Scholars Program was to improve primary care education in the pediatric setting. The program evaluation focused on four stake-holder objectives: 1) increase the educational skills of community and generalist faculty; 2) create pediatric leadership focused on changing the culture within the medical community to support primary care education; 3) develop an infrastructure that supports sustained faculty development efforts at the local, regional, and national level; and 4) include content areas consistent with Health Resources and Services Administration contract requirements.

METHODS: A multimethod evaluation plan, focused on the 107 completing scholars, was implemented utilizing six evaluation instruments.

RESULTS: Key outcomes from both quantitative and qualitative outcome measures reveal that all evaluation objectives were achieved. Scholars presented 438 local workshops and 161 regional/national workshops focused on pediatric education with a combined attendance of 7939 participants. More than half of the scholars have now assumed a leadership position in education associated with program participation. Ninety-three percent of the scholars reported organizational/infrastructure changes associated with their program participation ranging from increased numbers of community teaching sites to specific resource allocations to support of faculty development.

CONCLUSIONS: The outcomes of this evaluation reveal that the faculty development program achieved its objectives, with participants leading workshops, impacting faculty development infrastructure, advancing their own careers, and being strategically positioned in leadership roles with the skills to improve primary care education in the ambulatory setting.

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Simpson DE, Bragg D, Biernat K, Treat R


Robert W. Treat PhD Associate Professor in the Academic Affairs department at Medical College of Wisconsin

MESH terms used to index this publication - Major topics in bold

Ambulatory Care
Clinical Competence
Education, Medical, Continuing
Faculty, Medical
Fellowships and Scholarships
Organizational Objectives
Program Evaluation
United States