Each resident is evaluated on a monthly basis by the faculty on the service that he/she just rotated through. These evaluations are sent to the residents through a secure web-based system for their review. The evaluations provide the residents with feedback and assist them in identifying strengths and weaknesses in a consistent and timely manner. Residents may review their own evaluations 24 hrs/day from any computer with internet access.
In order to provide more well-rounded feedback to the residents, evaluations are also completed by nurse practitioners, nursing staff, and residents' colleagues. Twice a year the residents receive evaluations by patients in the continuity clinic setting. These additional evaluations enable better assessment of professionalism and communication skills.
Evaluations are reviewed with the resident by their faculty advisor three times a year and the residency program director at least twice a year.
Each July the residents take the American Board of Pediatrics In-Training Examination which assesses strengths and weaknesses in medical knowledge. The results are used to help guide the residents' study plans and move them forward toward passing the American Boards of Pediatrics certifying examination.