Education — Residency Program
Our multi-focal process provides useful formative and summative evaluation for residents throughout their residency, as well as a comprehensive system to demonstrate resident proficiency in the ACGME General Competencies.
Global and 360-Degree Evaluation Instrument
This form is completed by attending faculty who have interacted with the resident, peer residents, and nursing, and specifically evaluates the following competencies:
This evaluation is completed by patients in the resident’s continuity clinic. This information is collected twice a year and specifically evaluates the following required skills:
Residents log surgical cases and ambulatory experiences on the ACGME website. This case log is reviewed at regular intervals with the resident to identify areas of strengths as well as deficient experience. In addition, focused evaluation of certain surgical skills is tracked through New Innovations, a residency training tracking system, and in our Milestones program.
These instruments evaluate the following skills:
The residents participate in the yearly CREOG examinations. This instrument evaluates the following required skills:
This form is completed by the residents every six months, and allows the resident an opportunity to assess her/his goals, strengths, and areas for improvement.
This portfolio is a compilation of the resident’s accomplishments. It is started in internship and continued throughout the four years of residency. It has the following components:
These evaluations are collected after presentation of cases that have been done by the resident. The resident presents an interesting medical case, reviews the literature and critiques the care provided as well as reviews the alternative options for management.
Purpose: To evaluate competency in practice-based learning and improvement.
Journal Club Evaluations
These evaluations are collected after presentation at Journal Club, at which time the assigned resident reviews a significant article in terms of statistics and relevance to current practice.
Purpose: To evaluate competency in practice-based learning and improvement
The residents will complete the required Self-Education Modules, which will allow the resident to be exposed to non-traditional educational methods. The resident will complete an evaluation of the module, which will serve as documentation that the module was completed and will also allow revision of modules.
The components of the Resident Portfolio evaluate the following competencies:
Objective Standardized Clinical Examination (OSCE)
The residents will participate twice yearly in the OSCE examination. The examination consists of clinical scenarios and focused evaluation of technical skills.
This evaluation instrument evaluates the following competencies:
Residents are expected to be in compliance with departmental and hospital administrative requirements including, timely documentation of clinical care, statistics recording, duty hours, submission of evaluations for resident portfolio, completion of evaluations of rotations, re-certification requirements and attendance at required didactic lectures.
Timetable for Formal Evaluations
Residents will have formal performance evaluations every six months with either the Director of the Residency program or Associate Director. Interim evaluations will be scheduled if a need for formative evaluation is identified by the Program Director. An individualized learning plan will formulated together by the Program Director and the resident, with ongoing evaluation of progress. Each PGY class is assigned a faculty member to mentor that group of residents throughout the 4 years.