FAQ

The CAATE has compiled frequently asked questions for students, professionals and post-professionals. Find answers to your questions below.

PROFESSIONAL FAQS - General Questions

All programs will now submit self-studies through e-Accreditation. The self-study tab in e-Accreditation will become available to programs one year prior to the due date of the program’s next comprehensive review (July 1 of each year). Programs that are not within one year of their accreditation cycle will have access to the Assessment Module.

PROFESSIONAL FAQS - 2012 Professional Program Standards

A sample of the tools would be more appropriate than just one in each category.  No need to include all, but enough to allow the reviewers to evaluate.

Standard 51 (2012 Professional Program Standards) states that all clinical education sites must be evaluated by the program on an annual and planned basis and the evaluations must serve as part of the program’s comprehensive assessment plan. The Standard does not indicate the types of evaluations that need to be performed. Educationally it may be appropriate to evaluate the site and the surgeon to determine if it is a worthwhile experience for the student.

Assessment of knowledge, skills, and abilities can occur in any fashion consistent with the program’s policy including, but not limited to, times during early arrival and holiday coverage.

POST-PROFESSIONAL FAQS - General Questions

All programs will now submit self-studies through e-Accreditation. The self-study tab in e-Accreditation will become available to programs one year prior to the due date of the program’s next comprehensive review (July 1 of each year). Programs that are not within one year of their accreditation cycle will have access to the Assessment Module.

POST-PROFESSIONAL FAQS - Post Professional Standards

Standard 12 (2014 PP Degree Standards) is referring to the need for the existence of a comprehensive assessment plan, while Standard 14 (2014 PP Degree Standards) is referring to the need for the existence of comprehensive assessment measures and also asks the program to relate the measures back to the plan as well as the Program’s mission, goals, and objectives.