The Asano-Gonnella Center for Research in Medical Education & Health Care provides support to the faculty in evaluating the knowledge, skills and professionalism of students throughout the Doctor of Medicine (MD) curriculum. It provides information to Sidney Kimmel Medical College (SKMC) administration concerning key indicators used to evaluate the effectiveness of policies related to admissions, curriculum and students' academic progress. The Center continues to receive external support for its health services and policy related research. Center faculty collaborate in scholarly work with other SKMC faculty and publish and present medical education and health services research projects in U.S. and international journals and at scientific meetings.
Our faculty and staff have qualifications and professional experience in biostatistics, psychometrics, medical education assessment, evaluation of quality of health care, development and application of severity of illness methods, risk adjustment, health care financing and institutional research. The Center combines service to the Jefferson community with a broad spectrum of research studies and other externally-funded projects as described in our annual report (PDF).