Medical Education

Performance Assessment Center

KCOM is committed to the performance assessment of the skill development of its medical students. While this has been true since its inception, the opening of the Tinning Education Center in 1995 included a special facility that serves as the center for KCOM medical student performance assessment. The results of the performance assessment program are used to ensure student competence as well as to improve KCOM’s educational program.

The objective of KCOM’s performance assessment center is to provide the learning, testing, and, where necessary, remediation experiences to validate a level of clinical skill competence which is appropriate for medical students entering their postgraduate training. The KCOM campus facility is the location of performance assessment exams for students, each at the end of years one and two, and a culminating exam in the third year is used to attest to student biomechanical and humanistic skill competence for graduation.

For further information, please contact:

Trish Sexton, DHEd
Associate Dean, Medical Education