Internal Quality Assurance of Faculty of Medicine, Srinakharinwirot University: 2004-2008(การประกันคุณภาพการศึกษาภายใน คณะแพทยศาสตร์ มหาวิทยาลัยศรีนครินทรวิโรฒปี 2547-2551)

Authors

  • Visan Mahasitthiwat
  • Pathama Leewanich
  • Veeravan Lekskulchai
  • Prawate Fakchueag

Keywords:

quality assurance, QA score, QA item

Abstract

Background: The internal quality assurance (IQA) of faculty of medicine, Srinakharinwirot University was first taken action in 2004. Since then, the faculty and its 17 departments are yearly quality assessed. Objective: The aim is to evaluate the trend of QA scores of faculty of medicine, SWU during 2004 to 2008. Methods and Materials: The QA scores of each department and of the faculty received in years 2004 to 2008 were collected and were divided into faculty, pre-clinic group and clinic group. QA scores of 9 QA items were analyzed, emphasizing the 2nd QA item “teaching”. Results: The data show that qualities of teaching in pre-clinic group were consistent during 2004 to 2007 and decreased in 2008. The qualities of teaching in clinic group have been dropped since 2006. The quality of teaching in the faculty level was similar to that found in clinical group. For the other 8 items, IQA scores received in 2007 and 2008 were significantly changed in the 3rd item “student activity improvement” and the 4th items “research”. Discussion: The IQA scores of the faculty of medicine, SWU during 2004 to 2008 in average were stable. However, the IQA scores in 2008 were lower than the IQA scores in 2007. We believe that a cause of decreasing is all new criterions that came out within the assessing year causing no enough time to collect data. The results from this study will be used to set proper plans for upcoming IQA.

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Author Biographies

Visan Mahasitthiwat

Division of Quality Assurance, Faculty of Medicine, Srinakharinwirot University

Pathama Leewanich

Division of Quality Assurance, Faculty of Medicine, Srinakharinwirot University

Veeravan Lekskulchai

Division of Quality Assurance, Faculty of Medicine, Srinakharinwirot University

Prawate Fakchueag

Division of Quality Assurance, Faculty of Medicine, Srinakharinwirot University

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2011-04-19

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Original Article (บทความวิจัย)