A survey of Cleveland Clinic training-program alumni
Eugenia P. Vanek, EDDAddress reprint requests to E.P.V., Division of Education, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, One Clinic Center, 9500 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44195.
William M. Michener, MD
Michele Melia, SCM
The graduate of a medical training program is in a unique position to evaluate that program in comparison with the realities of medical practice. A survey of alumni of the Cleveland Clinic's graduate training programs was conducted in September 1986. The alumni's perceptions of the quality of their programs and the educational services provided by the Division of Education are discussed in relation to the educational administrative structure and evaluation process at The Cleveland Clinic Foundation. The need for such evaluation methods, as well as additional techniques to provide a comprehensive evaluation system in graduate medical education, is emphasized.