Medical educators need teaching evaluations to be promoted. Unfortunately, many faculty being considered for promotion can only provide evaluations for a small fraction of the actual teaching they did at the instructor and assistant-professor levels. To avoid this situation when it is your turn for promotion, get in the habit early on of carrying around blank evaluation forms. Whenever you teach, be sure to have your students complete anonymous written evaluations. Then you should give each batch of evaluations to your administrative assistant with instructions to summarize them. If each of your teaching experiences systematically turns into a single-paged document of both quantitative and qualitative evaluations that includes the exact number of students who completed the forms, then you should have very thorough documentation of your teaching abilities for your promotion package.


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