Teaching hospitals provide a practical setting for curricular activities of health courses. These hospitals might be owned by a public or private higher education institution, or may have a formal relationship with such a school, based on the axes of restructuring health care, hospital management, education and research. This work aims to describe a heuristic evaluation model for teaching hospitals based on research paradigm concepts and a theoretical model, and working on a hypothesis that the evaluation is an application of social science methodology. Therefore, as regards the methodological reference, we elect Egon G. Guba and Yvona S. Lincoln’s Fourth Generation Evaluation as the methodology for ascertaining the meanings, values, issues and concerns in view of the management, teaching, research and assistance processes, by means of the stakeholders involved.
Teaching Hospitals; Evaluation; Methods; Medical Education