George Washington University’s School of Medicine has implemented the use of E*Value, a web based medical education management system. The use of E*Value will provide easy Internet access to students, preceptors and administrators with a common look and feel for everyone. It gives us the ability to track completed and outstanding evaluations with overdue e-mail reminders; electronic submission to the Medical Education Coordinator; and it improves the readability of the evaluations and their comments. Finally, we will be able to generate meaningful reports that can quickly summarize student performance.
We have a process in place for all students in the event they do not agree with the grade given during their inpatient or outpatient rotation. Their first step is to review the evaluation in E*Value, after which they should contact you to discuss the scores and comments they were given. If they are still not satisfied, the concern is presented to the Clerkship Director who will speak with you in an effort to better understand your position. The director will have the student attend a formal Medical Student Education Committee Meeting during which their concern can be explained and discussed. You will be asked to be in attendance or available for a conference call.
E*Value is designed and managed by Advanced Informatics, Inc. The applications primary purpose is to help manage one's medical education program. Being completely web-based, important information about evaluations, procedures, and the schedule is available to authorized users 24 hours a day from any computer with Internet access.
Why is E*Value needed?
National accreditation bodies, such as the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), require attending physicians to submit evaluations about each of the trainees they supervise. In addition, as part of their rotation, trainees may be required to evaluate the educators and the other trainees, with whom they interact, as well as the sites and rotations themselves. E*Value helps solve the evaluation compliance issue.
Ease of Use
Most users will be able to submit this information conveniently from their place of work or from home. It is hoped that E*Value will be easy for all to use, allow for a better rate of compliance, provide useful information to the program and its participants, and save everyone time in the process.
E*Value allows you to submit required program evaluations electronically. Electronic submission can reduce paperwork as well as send evaluation information directly to the appropriate person in a more timely fashion. The evaluation information submitted through E*Value is placed into a database from which valuable reports are produced and informative analyses made.