|Residency Program in Obstetrics and Gynecology: Evaluations|
Each resident is evaluated on a monthly basis by the faculty and chief residents on the service that he/she just rotated on. These evaluations are sent to the resident through an electronic system (New Innovations) to review after each month’s rotation. The evaluations provide the residents with feedback and assist them in identifying strengths and weaknesses in a consistent and timely manner. The evaluations are also reviewed with the resident by their faculty advisor as well as the residency program director. Residents also receive feedback from patients whom they treat, as well as clerical staff, in order to evaluate their professionalism and working relationships with other medical professionals.
Residents have faculty complete surgical evaluation cards for every surgical case they perform, to track their surgical skills. They also complete the Lifelong Learning series of articles and answer questions on these articles, as designed by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Inc. (ABOG). Residents have bi-annual meetings with the Residency Program Director to review their progress. The residents must also log their operative experience in the ACGME Op Logs website to tally their operative experience, which is monitored by the Program Director.
The residents are also required to take the Council on Resident Education in Obstetrics and Gynecology (CREOG) In-Training Exam. The exam is given on an annual basis. It gives the resident another method of self-assessment, an idea of how they stand up on a national level, and a predictor of how they might perform on Written Obstetrics and Gynecology Board Exams (ABOG).