Report on Self-Evaluation of the Faculty of Medicine in Skopje, Republic of Macedonia (2001-2002)
Background. The self-evaluation is a process that provides a realistic reflection on the work and perspectives of a higher level educational institution, such as the Faculty of Medicine in Skopje. Thus, it is necessary to identify the positive and especially the negative elements of the overall functioning of the organization in order to suggest measures and professional staff to accomplish them.
Aim. The aim of this paper is to present the results of the first self-evaluation of the Faculty of Medicine at the University "Ss Kiril and Metodij" in Skopje, Republic of Macedonia (2001-2002) in order to be a model for future activities.
Material and methods. The process of self-evaluation was realized as follows: i) formation of working groups for separate segments of the self-evaluation process; ii) giving instructions to the Chiefs of the Cathedras and the administrative personnel of Cathedras on the process of collecting data; iii) discussions with the Chiefs of the Cathedras about the self-evaluation process; iv) preparation of the questionnaire; v) preparation of the interview based on previously prepared questionnaire; vi) interview with the Dean and the Vice-Deans of the Faculty of Medicine; vii) collecting of data from the Administration services of the Dean's Office; viii) checking and completion of the data; ix) development of a computer database; x) preparation of the first version of the Self-evaluation Report; and xi) final discussions and completing the Final Report.
Results. The Committee prepared a Self-evaluation Report and after a thorough discussion (for three months) they completed the final version.
Conclusions. The self-evaluation process and the evaluation of the Report for the first time presented the Faculty of Medicine in Skopje from all aspects of an higher level educational institution.