Use of Alumni and Employer Surveys for Internal Quality Assurance of the DVM Program at the University of Montreal

J Vet Med Educ. Summer 2010;37(2):178-89. doi: 10.3138/jvme.37.2.178.

Abstract

Annual alumni and employer surveys, initially designed as outcomes assessment tools, were integrated into a new internal quality assurance strategy to improve the doctor of veterinary medicine program at the University of Montreal's Faculté de Médecine Vétérinaire. Data collected annually from the classes of 2004-2007 indicated that alumni and their employers were generally satisfied with their level of preparation after one year of professional activity. Specific weaknesses were found in non-technical skills such as communication and resource management. These data were used in support of other forms of feedback to guide curricular reform.

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Curriculum / standards*
  • Education, Veterinary / standards*
  • Faculty
  • Faculty, Medical
  • Humans
  • Medicine / statistics & numerical data
  • Publishing / standards
  • Quebec
  • Schools, Veterinary / standards*
  • Students, Medical
  • Veterinary Medicine / standards*