In the country 22 medical careers are offered, which are distributed in 9 provinces; 16 races in the Sierra region and 6 races in the Costa region.
For the evaluation of the learning environment of the medical career, CEAACES built an evaluation model with the advice of related academic experts. In the month of June of the year 2014, in the cities of Riobamba, Machala and Manta, the preliminary version of the model was socialized to the representatives of the 22 existing law degrees in the country. Taking into account the feedback obtained in the socialization workshops, and the analysis carried out by the academic experts responsible for the construction of the model and the technical team of CEAACES, the final version of the model was built, which was approved in July of 2014.
Phases of the evaluation process
Information load. - In this phase the careers uploaded to the GIIES system the documentation related to the evaluation criteria and the self-evaluation report. This report is the result of the internal evaluation process carried out by the academic units evaluated to establish a self-diagnosis regarding the academic conditions of the career. This process aims to ensure that HEIs acquire a culture of evaluation that allows them to identify opportunities for improvement towards excellence.
Formation of external evaluation committees. - CEAACES formed eleven external evaluation committees to evaluate the 22 medical careers of the country. The external evaluation committees, in general, had three evaluators, two national and one international. National evaluators were selected through a rigorous selection process, while international evaluators were selected through foreign evaluation agencies.
Documentary evaluation. - In this phase the external evaluation committees analyzed the self-assessment report and the general career situation through the information uploaded to the GIIES system. Through this analysis, each committee was able to establish the first value judgments regarding compliance with the defined standards and specify the basic aspects to be treated in the “on-site” visits, in addition to establishing the work agenda.
Visit "in situ”. - In this phase the visit to each of the medical careers was carried out from October 20 to 31, 2014. With the information obtained by the external evaluation committees during this stage, the days of Consistency with the participation of the committee coordinators, where common consensus was reached to ensure the homogeneous application of the evaluation criteria.
Reporting. - In this phase the preliminary report of each of the races was prepared and sent; Subsequently, the requests for rectification by the races were received and in case of proceeding, CEAACES made the respective rectifications, which could be verified through the rectification report. Finally, the commission in charge analyzed the appeals presented by the races, being opportune, in some cases, to carry out hearings, and thus to be able to establish the resolutions. Once this process was completed, in June 2015 the final evaluation report of the learning environment was sent to each of the medical careers evaluated.
LINK - MEDICINE CAREER ASSESSMENT MODEL
LINK - RESOLUTION No. 007-S0-01-CACES-2019
LINK - COMPONENTS, SUBCOMPONENTS AND TOPICS OF THE MEDICINE EXAM