Structure & Function
The Office of Medical Education Support Services provides evidence-based and data-driven guidance to the UMKC School of Medicine community in the areas of teaching, assessment, educational research, curriculum development, program evaluation, faculty development, and data management.
Assessment & Quality Improvement
Supports the UMKC School of Medicine strategic plan by engaging in ongoing planning and continuous quality improvement processes that establish short and long term programmatic goals, resulting in the achievement of measurable outcomes that are used to improve programmatic quality and ensure effective monitoring of the medical education program’s compliance with accreditation standards.
Program Evaluation & Accreditation
Collect, analyze, and utilize information to support program evaluation efforts at multiple levels. Facilitate accreditation processes, particularly in the area of collecting, analyzing, and interpreting learning outcomes.
In addition to proctoring the National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME) exams, we advise faculty on best use of NBME exams in clerkships, manage and report student performance data, and assist in systematic analysis and interpretation of data to guide curricular improvements.
Advise on the development and evaluation of internally-constructed learner assessments. We also work with faculty to improve their assessment of students’ performance in each of the School of Medicine’s competencies.
Provide faculty development opportunities through serving on the Masters of Health Professions Education and Graduate Certificate in Health Professions Education faculty, facilitating workshops on a variety of educational topics, as well as through one-on-one consultations.
Data Management & Reporting
Support School of Medicine Councils and other units by providing routine and ad hoc outcomes data as well as guidance in interpreting the data in order to guide policy, procedural, and curricular improvements. Additionally, we create databases for School of Medicine units to help them better manage their data.
Conduct educational research and provide methodological and statistical consultations for faculty members’ and learners’ educational research projects.
Jennifer Quaintance, Ph.D.
Assistant Dean for Assessment and Quality Improvement
Database Programmer Analyst – Expert
Angellar Manguvo, Ph.D.
Instructional Design Specialist