Evaluation of Faculty Development Program: A Collaborative Project of NIH&SS Pakistan and PHMI, USA
Objective: To develop logic model for the planning, evaluation and assessment of the process of collaborative faculty development program of Partners Harvard Medical International (PHMI) and National Institute of Health and Social Sciences (NIH&SS).
Material & Methods: This study was done in the Capacity development building of NIH&SS in March 2010. The faculty development program was carried out by NIH&SS in collaboration with PHMI, USA. At the initial stage a logic model was developed to highlight the planning and evaluation of the program for all the stake holders. In second stage, quasiexperimental study was designed and data was collected from mediation. Comparison of the groups was obtained by carrying out pretest and a post-test questionnaire. Purposive sampling was done from target population being mentors serving as faculty in healthcare profession. Descriptive statistics was done using Univariate and Bivariate analysis.
Results: Univariate analysis showed that 95% of program participants did meet their personal professional needs; more than 95% reported change in attitude towards team work in diverse group setting, more than 98% reported gain in knowledge and skill for innovative teaching strategies, 96% of participants considered experimental learning helpful in developing assessment items. The bivariate analysis showed that the educational activities and exercises of the program succeeded to accomplish the outcomes.
Conclusion: Capacity building of mentors in health profession at the workplace can address the needs of all the stakeholders in terms of time and resource managemen
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