Research Proficiency

Why evaluate?

Research proficiency is evaluated to determine the impact that each educational program has on students' perceptions of their own abilities to do translational research.

What's evaluated?

Using the Clinical Research Appraisal Inventory — a self-assessment tool — students evaluate their proficiency in 13 research-related areas. Evaluations are conducted before the program starts and again after program completion.

How's the data analyzed?

The program evaluator collects and analyzes the data and maintains results in a database. Pre- and post-program self-assessments are compared to evaluate students' perceptions of how their program impacted their research capabilities.

How are results used?

Program directors and program managers use the results to evaluate the overall impact of their respective programs on students' self-perceived abilities related to conducting translational research.