Outcomes Survey Results Are "Good"
Results of the outcomes assessment survey, conducted last year in preparation for the accreditation site visit, were released in December and found that respondents generally thought the DVM program at College of Veterinary Medicine is "good."
The survey was sent to College faculty; graduates of 1993, 1995, and 1997 and their employers; and seniors in the class of 1998. Employers were asked to rate the clinical competence of their employees in various organ systems or areas of emphasis, whereas other respondents rated the quality of instruction in those areas.
Other topics, such as opinions about senior rotations, as well as open-ended questions, were included to gather information on the benefits and limitations of the program. Responses were received from 316, with response rates ranging from 87 percent of seniors to 32 percent of 1997 graduates.
A majority of faculty, alumni and graduating seniors:
said the College did a good job of preparing its graduates for an entry-level veterinary position;
rated the quality of education related to the diagnosis and treatment of diseases and the implementation of appropriate medical treatments as good;
rated education in the organ systems/areas of emphasis in basic sciences, pathobiology, and internal medicine as good.
rated the quality of education related to the diagnosis and treatment of diseases and the implementation of appropriate medical treatments as good or excellent;
rated the clinical competency of College graduates as good for all of the organ systems/areas of emphasis
indicated that they would hire UICVM graduates again (91%).
The executive summary and full report are available on the College Web page, www.cvm.uiuc.edu.