Journal of Dr. NTR University of Health Sciences

REVIEW ARTICLE
Year
: 2022  |  Volume : 11  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 161--164

The necessity, barriers and strategies to overcome the barriers in evaluation in medical education


Saurabh RamBihariLal Shrivastava1, Prateek Saurabh Shrivastava2 
1 Deputy Director – Academics, Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth – Deemed to be University, Medical Education Unit Coordinator and Member of the Institute Research Council; Department of Community Medicine, Shri Sathya Sai Medical College and Research Institute, Ammapettai, Nellikuppam, Chengalpet District, Tamil Nadu, India
2 Department of Community Medicine, Shri Sathya Sai Medical College and Research Institute, Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth – Deemed to be University, Ammapettai, Nellikuppam, Chengalpet District, Tamil Nadu, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Saurabh RamBihariLal Shrivastava
MD, Professor, Department of Community Medicine, Shri Sathya Sai Medical College and Research Institute, Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth (SBV) – Deemed to be University, Thiruporur - Guduvancherry Main Road, Ammapettai, Nellikuppam, Chengalpet - 603 108, Tamil Nadu
India

The curriculum delivered to medical students as a part of their training program has to be multi-faceted, dynamic and should have the component of quality assurance and continuous quality improvement to ensure that competent medical graduates are produced. This review has been carried out to understand the necessity, acknowledge the presence of barriers, and identify the strategies that can be planned to ensure systematic evaluation in medical education. An extensive search of all materials related to the topic was carried out in the PubMed search engine and a total of 15 research articles were included in the review. Keywords used in the search include evaluation and medical education in the title alone only. There are no doubts that evaluation of medical education is an indispensable component of the learning cycle. Nevertheless, we cannot ignore the fact that the overall process of evaluation is complex, predominantly because of the long time interval between the introduction of the educational intervention and the learning outcome. We realize that there can be multiple barriers in the evaluation process in the field of medical education, but we have to overcome these challenges to ensure that the process of evaluation eventually benefits the administrators, teachers and the students. In conclusion, evaluation in medical education is an indispensable component of the training process. However, considering that multiple factors can determine the quality of evaluation, it is essential that specific steps are taken to eliminate these factors and ensure that the findings are valid and that they can be used for remedial actions.


How to cite this article:
Shrivastava SR, Shrivastava PS. The necessity, barriers and strategies to overcome the barriers in evaluation in medical education.J NTR Univ Health Sci 2022;11:161-164


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Shrivastava SR, Shrivastava PS. The necessity, barriers and strategies to overcome the barriers in evaluation in medical education. J NTR Univ Health Sci [serial online] 2022 [cited 2023 Jan 29 ];11:161-164
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