GCSOM M3 Assessment Tool

Enduring - GCSOM has developed a novel clinical assessment tool for monitoring performance of students during the M3/Phase 2 (clerkship) and M4/Phase 2 portions of their curriculum. The tools inform student feedback and grades, affect student reflection and progress, and are critical to student development. As the tool is novel, faculty must be trained on the tool, and reminded or familiarized with the foundations of the clinical assessment of students. Further, faculty use of the tool must be standardized and recorded in order for accreditation with the LCME.

Target Audience

This activity is designed for faculty at GCSOM, including all versions of preceptors, from residents, through advanced practice providers, and including all physician faculty. 

Learning Objectives

At the completion of this activity, the participant should be able to:

  1. implement the use of the M3 assessment tool on student behaviors in a simulated clinical encounter
  1. correlate the correct assessment of student behaviors with the assessment tool rubric
  1. validate and critique the tool through a real time feedback process


Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 1.00 Approved for AMA Credit
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Activity Director

Mark Olaf, DO, FACEP

Regional Associate Dean, Central Campus, Geisinger 


In support of improving patient care, Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.




Credit Designation 

Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the educational activity. 


This Geisinger continuing education activity is designed for use by healthcare professionals for educational purposes only.  Information and opinions offered by the contributors represent their viewpoints.  Conclusions drawn by the participant should be derived from careful consideration of all available scientific information. Prescription information and use of medical devices should be undertaken only after confirmation by consulting the FDA-approved uses and information.

While Geisinger makes every effort to have accurate information presented, no warranty, expressed or implied, is offered.  The participant should use his/her clinical judgment, knowledge, experience, and diagnostic decision-making before applying any information whether provided here or by others, for any professional use.

Peer Review

On December 13th, 2023, this continuing education online material was reviewed by Kendra Boell, DO, Regional Assistant Dean, Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine. To ensure the scientific relevance of this enduring material, its contents will be reviewed again in September 2026. 

Disclosure Policy 

Faculty and all others who have the ability to control the content of continuing education activities sponsored by the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine must disclose to the program audience whether they do or do not have any real or apparent conflict(s) of interest or other relationships related to the content of their presentation(s).

If at any time during this activity you feel that there has been commercial or promotional bias, please inform us by using the commercial bias comments box on the evaluation form.  Please answer the questions about balance on the CE activity evaluation form candidly.

The following individual(s) have reported no financial or other relationships with commercial entities who products/services may relate to the educational content of this activity: Mark Olaf, DO, Kendra Boell, DO


Available Credit

  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 1.00 Approved for AMA Credit


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