Establishing a research and evaluation capability for the joint medical education and training campus / Sheila Nataraj Kirby, Julie A. Marsh, Harry J. Thie
- Kirby, Sheila Nataraj, 1946-
- Santa Monica, CA : RAND, 2011.
- Physical Description:
- xxviii, 101 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm.
- Additional Creators:
- Marsh, Julie A., Thie, Harry, Rand Corporation, Center for Military Health Policy Research, and United States. Department of Defense. Office of the Secretary of Defense
- Introduction -- Need for a research and evaluation capability : becoming a high-performing organization -- Need for a research and evaluation capability : accreditation requirements -- Structure and scope of an office of institutional research : findings from interviews -- Lessons learned from organizations with training missions similar to that of METC -- Conclusions and recommendations.
- In calling for the transformation of military medical education and training, the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure Commission recommended relocating basic and specialty enlisted medical training to a single site to take advantage of economies of scale and the opportunity for joint training. As a result, a joint medical education and training campus (METC) has been established at Fort Sam Houston, Texas. Two of METC's primary long-term goals are to become a high-performing learning organization and to seek accreditation as a community college. Such goals require a clear model of organizational improvement with well-defined metrics for measuring its performance and using research and evaluation to assess and improve that performance. Lessons learned from a review of practices at institutions with similar missions -- such as community colleges, corporate universities, the UK's Defence Medical Education and Training Agency, and other federal agencies, such as the Veterans Health Administration -- establish a clear need for an office of institutional research to help METC attain its organizational goals. They also provide useful recommendations regarding the METC office's structure, scope, and governance.
- Report Numbers:
- "Prepared for the Office of the Secretary of Defense."
"Center for Military Health Policy Research."
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references (pages 95-101).
- Other Forms:
- Also available electronically.
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