Academic audit: Suggested methods to assess medical teachers performance
Surya Prakasa Rao
Applied Medical Research. 2019;
ne of the tools available to measure the adequacy of academic input is the Academic Audit. The academic audit provides an opportunity for a regular strategic overview of a colleges teachinglearning process. It also delineates the strengths weaknesses opportunities and constraints for the assessment of medical teacher performance tools. inally it improves to choose the costeffective methods of learning. Academic audits are a rare entity among medical colleges. These centers of higher education though in the ambit of universities have not rigorously been asked to demonstrate the quality of education imparted. In the few colleges where aempts are being made the audit was unable to fulll its objectives. ven now medical colleges quality or excellence is measured by subjective measures. Aer taking stock of the academic audit situation in Andhra Pradesh it is suggested that these audits can be extended to assess the perfor mance of the teachers. The expected roles of a medical teacher namely medical care teaching research human values innovation and contribution towards society can be categorically assessed.