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Guidelines for Evaluation

The School of Medicine and the GMEC support program's guidelines for evaluation of residents' education.  Each training program must develop an evaluation process that incorporates guidelines from the ACGME competencies and board recommendations.  The Office of GME will review the evaluation methods reported by each program in their annual report and at the time of internal reviews and more often as required by the DIO.

Each program must demonstrate that it has an effective plan for obtaining faculty assessments of resident performance throughout the program and for utilizing the results to improve resident performance. Evaluation methods should produce an accurate assessment of residents' competence in patient care, medical knowledge, practice-based learning and improvement, interpersonal and communication skills, professionalism and systems-based practice. Program Directors must use information from the assessment results to evaluate progressive improvements in residents' competence and performance.  Evaluations of the residents must be completed by the faculty after each rotation and formally provided to the residents on a semiannual basis  Evaluations of resident performance must be accessible for review by the resident.

Residents completing the program must have final summative evaluations that include the required language found within RRC guidelines.  Residents must be provided opportunities  anonymously to evaluate faculty members and the program at least on an annual basis.  When RRCs dictate, programs must have in place a one-and five-year follow up evaluations of its graduates. 

The following evaluations are required:
1. Residents annually evaluate the program
2. Residents annually evaluate the faculty
3. Residents evaluate each rotation
4. Faculty annually evaluates the programs
5. Faculty evaluates the residents after each rotation or similar educational assignment
6. 360 evaluation of the residents
7. Final summative evaluations of the residents