Society for Academic Continuing Medical Education


Upcoming events

    • 31 Jul 2014
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Teleconference/Webinar. PDFs and/or active links to full articles will be provided to all registrants.


    Basics of Evaluation Science as Applied to Health Professions Education

    Presenter: Thomas J. Van Hoof, MD, EdD, Associate Professor, University of Connecticut Schools of Nursing & Medicine

    Description: The purpose of this session is to outline some basic principles and concepts of evaluation science that are critical to health professions education, including formative and summative evaluation and process and outcome evaluation. Through reflection and pre-reading, participants will be prepared to discuss some challenges that they face in planning and implementing educational activities and quality improvement programs and to consider how evaluation can be helpful to improving and to judging such efforts..

    Reflective Questions (prior to reading): 

    1. What is the distinction between formative evaluation and summative evaluation?
    2. What is the difference between “assessment” and “evaluation”?
    3. What are different ways in which one can use formative evaluation to plan and implement a program?
    4. Why is a process evaluation critical to a summative evaluation?
    5. Is evaluation always necessary and why is stakeholder perspective so important to evaluation efforts?

    Recommended Readings (prior to session but after reflection): 

    1. Weiss CH. “Purposes of Evaluation” (Chapter 2, pp. 10-23) in Evaluation. (2nd Ed.). 1998. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall.

    2. Stetler CB, Legro MW, Wallace CM, et al. (2006). The role of formative evaluation in implementation research and the QUERI experience. Journal of General Internal Medicine, 21, S1-8. Download file

    3. Moore DE, Green JS, Gallis HA. (2009). Achieving desired results and improved outcomes: Integrating planning and assessment throughout learning activities. Journal of Continuing Education in the Health Professions, 29,1, 1-15. Download file.

    Suggested Readings:

    1. Morrison J. (2003). ABC of learning and teaching in medicine: evaluation. BMJ, 326, 385-387.

    2. Wilkes M, Bligh J. (1999). Evaluating educational interventions. BMJ, 318, 1269-1272.

    3. Kirkpatrick DL, Kirkpatrick JD. Chapters 3-8 (pp. 21-74) in Evaluating Training Programs: The Four Levels. (3rd Ed.). 2006. San Francisco, CA: Berrett-Koehler.

    4. Brookfield SD. “Evaluating Learning and Its Facilitation” (Chapter 11, pp. 261-282) in Understanding and Facilitating Adult Learning. 1986. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.

    • 04 Nov 2014
    • 12 Nov 2014
    • Chicago, IL


    Hyatt Regency
    151 E Upper Wacker Dr
    Chicago, IL 60601

    A rate of $229 is available the nights of 11/4-11/5 and may be extended 3 additional nights (rate of $249 may apply to additional nights).

    Reserve your room online

    Tentative Schedule of SACME Events

    Tuesday, November 4, 2014

    1:15-2:15 Finance Committee
    2:30-3:30 Strategic Affairs Work Group
    3:45-4:45 Communications Committee
    5:00-6:00 Membership Committee
    6:15-7:15 Program Committee
    7:30-8:30 Research Committee

    Wednesday, November 5, 2014

    7:30-1:00 SACME Board of Directors Meeting
    2:00-5:00 SACME Research Workshop
    6:00-8:00 SACME General Session
    8:30-Until? SACME Informal Get Together

    November 6-7: AAMC Medical Education Meeting (more details coming soon)

    November 7-12: AAMC Annual Meeting November (more details coming soon)  


    Registration for this event is expected to open after our Spring Meeting in May.

    • 29 Apr 2015
    • 8:00 AM
    • 03 May 2015
    • 12:00 PM
    • Tampa, FL

    SACME Spring Meeting
    April 29-May 3, 2015
    Tampa, Florida

    Hosted by the Center for Advanced Medical Learning and Simulation (CAMLS) at the University of South Florida

    • 06 Nov 2015
    • 10 Nov 2015
    • Baltimore, MD

    SACME's 2015 Fall Meeting to be held in conjunction with the AAMC Annual Meeting, in Baltimore, Maryland.

    • 16 Mar 2016
    • (PDT)
    • 20 Mar 2016 (PDT)
    • San Diego, California

    CME Congress 2016
    March 16-20. 2016
    Location: San Diego, California

    The University of California CME Consortium has been selected to host the 2016 CME Congress! 

    Manchester Grant Hyatt San Diego
    One Market Place
    San Diego, CA 92101

    • 04 Nov 2016
    • 09 Nov 2016
    • Chicago, IL

    SACME's 2016 Fall Meeting to be held in conjunction with the AAMC Annual Meeting, in Seattle, Washington.

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