The MSM Quality Enhancement Plan

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About The MSM QEP

The MSM Quality Enhancement Plan 

Mentoring Students at Morehouse


Mentoring at Morehouse is the Morehouse School of Medicine's Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) and is designed to sustain students’ excellence and academic success through the development and implementation of a structured mentoring and tutoring program.   The QEP will be implemented in the fall of 2011 as part of our reaffirmation to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission of Colleges.

Goals
  1. Training faculty mentors to facilitate learning communities
  2. Mentoring of all students through Learning Communities


What is a Quality Enhancement Plan?


The Morehouse School of Medicine is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.   At the heart of the Commission’s philosophy of accreditation, the concept of quality enhancement presumes each member institution is engaged in an ongoing program of improvement and is able to demonstrate how well it fulfills its stated mission.  According to the Commission's The Principles of Accreditation: Foundations for Quality Enhancement manual, the QEP is a document developed by an institution submitted to the Commission and must:


  • include a process identifying key issues emerging from institutional assessment,
  • focuses on learning outcomes and/or the environment supporting student learning and accomplishing the mission of the institution,
  • demonstrate institutional capability for the initiation, implementation, and completion of the QEP,
  • include broad-based involvement of institutional constituencies in the development and proposed implementation of the QEP, and
  • identify goals and a plan to assess their achievement.


The MSM Quality Enhancement Program will be institutionalized into the culture and fabric of Morehouse School of Medicine.We believe it will be seen as major contributor to Morehouse meeting its mission of improving the health and well being of individual and communities, increasing the diversity of the health professional and scientific workforce, and addressing primary health care needs of underserved urban and rural populations. Our mission is to see improved student performance on exams, continued excellent performance on licensure exams and close faculty and student relationships. National recognition for quality and success in producing primary care providers dedicated to the underserved will be evident through the workforce reports and alumni data summaries. Our teaching and mentoring model will be exhibited through publications and presentations at professional meetings.


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