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 resident colleagues. Twice a year, residents receive evaluations from patients in the continuity clinic setting. These are anonymous evaluations that enable another assessment of professionalism and communication skills.
Residents meet with their faculty advisor three times a year to review their evaluations. In addition, at least twice a year, every resident will meet with the program director or assistant program director for a summary review.
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 a resident's study plans and move them forward toward passing the American Boards of Pediatrics Certifying Examination.