Journal article

Medical school benchmarking - From tools to programmes

Tim J Wilkinson, Judith N Hudson, Geoffrey J McColl, Wendy CY Hu, Brian C Jolly, Lambert WT Schuwirth

Medical Teacher | TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD | Published : 2015

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Benchmarking among medical schools is essential, but may result in unwanted effects. AIM: To apply a conceptual framework to selected benchmarking activities of medical schools. METHODS: We present an analogy between the effects of assessment on student learning and the effects of benchmarking on medical school educational activities. A framework by which benchmarking can be evaluated was developed and applied to key current benchmarking activities in Australia and New Zealand. RESULTS: The analogy generated a conceptual framework that tested five questions to be considered in relation to benchmarking: what is the purpose? what are the attributes of value? what are the best tools..

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