Office of Clinical Skills Assessment and Education


The mission of the Office of Clinical Skills Assessment and Education is to provide and support nationally recognized clinical teaching and assessment for a continuum of learners represented in the Health Sciences Division.

This mission can best be accomplished by:

  • Conducting high quality clinical skills teaching and assessment;
  • Facilitating incorporation of performance-based assessment and education into health professions education;
  • Maintaining a highly trained workforce (e.g., SP, PTA, PAT, GTA and MUTA) and quality database of cases;
  • Supporting institutional goals and values (e.g., expansion of interprofessional and team based care) through collaboration and program development;
  • Collaborating with faculty throughout the Division of Health Sciences and external organizations in areas of mutual interest;
  • Managing a "state-or-the-art" facility that enables performance of comprehensive clinical skills assessment and education;
  • Conducting scholarship regarding clinical skills assessment and education practice and theory.