WOULD YOU LIKE TO SERVE AS AN ON-SITE EVALUATOR FOR ABHES?
March 13, 2009
The Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES) continuously seeks new evaluators to ensure a continued pool of qualified and trained individuals to serve on site visit teams. Educators and practitioners in numerous health care disciplines including, but not limited to, medical assisting, medical laboratory technology, surgical technology, dental assisting, diagnostic medical sonography, and radiologic technology, are urged to become involved. We are anxious for program directors, faculty, and externship or placement coordinators to use their contacts at externship sites to solicit individuals practicing in these fields to become involved in the accreditation process. Individuals possessing the leadership abilities to serve as team leaders, as well as people possessing an expertise in the use of distance education delivery, are also in demand.
While serving as an evaluator requires time away from work and home, the benefits of participating in on-site evaluation visits are immeasurable. Not only does the training and participation heighten one’s level of awareness and understanding of accreditation requirements, but also provides the ability to observe from the inside how other institutions and programs operate. Participating on an evaluation team is an invaluable experience.
If you are interested in serving ABHES, please review the attached policy statement, “The Importance of Evaluator Training”, which provides such things as minimum qualifications and training requirements to serve as an ABHES evaluator. Feel free to provide this information to individuals within and outside of your organization who you believe may be interested and qualified. All travel expenses are reimbursed and a small daily honorarium is provided. Our next evaluator training workshops, one general and one specializing in surgical technology are being held on June 12, 2009, in Orlando, Florida. Attached is ABHES’ workshop registration form.
Individuals interested in becoming an on-site evaluator should provide a letter of interest and current curriculum vitae to Laura Tache at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ABHES is recognized by the United States Secretary of Education to accredit private, postsecondary institutions in the United States offering predominantly allied health education programs and the programmatic accreditation of medical assistant, medical laboratory technician, and surgical technology programs leading to a certificate, diploma, Associate of Applied Science, Associate of Occupational Science, or Academic Associate degrees, including those offered via distance education.
It also holds recognition by nationally recognized agencies for purposes of graduate credentialing and other graduate advancement.