Increasing the Utility of AAMC Canadian Graduation Questionnaire Data for Program Evaluation: Subscale Development
Keywords:Canadian Graduation Questionnaire, factor analysis, medical education, program evaluation, validity
The AAMC Canadian Graduation Questionnaire (CGQ) is widely used for evaluating undergraduate MD programs; however, the analysis of individual items limits its usefulness. To aid in the management and interpretation of the CGQ for use in program evaluation, this study combined items from the sections on clinical learning experiences, physician competencies, and student services into scales and examined their internal structure and reliability. Factor analyses conducted on data from 517 undergraduate medical students supported combining the items into 15 scales. Two examples illustrate how the scales can be used to evaluate student experiences for different cohorts over time and across sites.
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