Evaluations

feedback
  • Residents are evaluated at mid-rotation and end rotation by supervising faculty
  • Allied Health Professionals, peers, and patients also evaluate resident performance consistent with ACGME regulations. “360” evaluations provide an opportunity for feedback in different contexts and at different levels.
  • All resident evaluations are on the web based New Innovations Residency Management System (secure web-based system for review, accessible 24 hours/day from any Internet-accessible platform). This provides an opportunity for rotation-specific feedback regarding strengths and weaknesses in a timely manner.
  • A procedure log is maintained by all residents consistent with ACGME regulations
  • OSCEs (Objective Structured Clinical Exams)are administered for the orthopedic physical examination and nerve conduction testing
  • Residents are expected to present at least two lectures annually which are evaluated by the faculty and their peers
  • Examinations are given every 1 – 2 months at a minimum frequency of six times per year consisting of both written and oral exams covering the content of the didactic curriculum.
  • Each January, all residents take the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Self-Assessment Examination, which assesses strengths and weaknesses in medical knowledge.  The results are used to help guide a resident's study plans and move them forward toward passing the American Board Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Examination.
  • Residents meet with the Program Director two times per year to review their evaluations for a summary review.