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Levine H; Vanek, E; Lefferts, G; Michener, W; Weiker, G
Journal of Medical Education: April 1988
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Accreditation standards for graduate medical education require the internal evaluation of programs. In this paper, the authors describe a system of peer review instituted to meet these requirements and report on the supporting administrative structure and outcome of the peer review process. Although time-consuming and in some cases causing apprehension among staff members and residents, the experience of a peer review process was useful for staff members, residents, and administrators. Peer review was found to be effective in identifying program strengths and weaknesses and in increasing communication among staff members and between administrators and staff members about the teaching programs.

Created Date: 25 May 1988; Completed Date: 25 May 1988; Revised Date: 18 December 2000

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