Evaluations

All evaluation are done on an electronic form using an internet-based program: MedHub External link.

Evaluation of Residents

Residents are evaluated in writing by the faculty involved in each rotation.These evaluations are based on the six areas of competency defined by the ACGME: patient care, medical knowledge, practice-based learning, interpersonal and communication skills, professionalism, and system-based practice. A summary evaluation based on these written evaluations and discussion with the faculty will be made by the program director twice a year. This summary evaluation will then be discussed with the resident by the program director. At this time, there will be an opportunity for clarification of issues, which have arisen and planning for the residents' future.

These evaluations are used to determine progress and growth of competence of the resident in pathology and will be used in decisions about promotion and retention from year to year, assignment of advanced status (such as selection of chief residents) and appropriateness of recommendations to sit for the ABP exam.

Evaluation by Residents of Rotations, Faculty, and Program

Residents submit formal written evaluations of the program (twice per year) and of individual faculty members and overall rotation at the end of each rotation. Residents have the opportunity to address issues in confidence with the program director at any time, but especially at the semi-annual meetings. The program director assesses issues brought to his attention and may present them to the Residency Advisory Committee and Department Chair, when appropriate.

Supervision

Residents are always supervised by faculty and may also be supervised by senior residents and fellows depending on their level of training. There is an increasing level of responsibility in the work-up and management of cases as they progress through their training. The level of responsibility given to a resident is at the discretion of the designated attending.