Evaluations are completed by residents and faculty throughout the year via a web based system. At the completion of each rotation a consensus evaluation is filed with the Education Office for each resident. The results of these as well as individual comments are viewable to residents and discussed at length during semi-annual meetings with the program director and assistant program director.
Residents also choose a faculty mentor to serve as a point of contact throughout their training for ongoing feedback, and advice.
Didactic assessment is made at several points throughout the year through our simulation curriculum, and in ABSITE preparation. Residents are required to complete the American Board of Surgery In-Training Examination every year.
Further assessment is continually solicited on an individual basis through attending and co-resident feedback. This occurs through hands on training as well as through web based evaluations.
Residents are also assessed on professionalism and public speaking through our weekly grand rounds and M&M assessments which are made through an anonymous web based system and immediately available for resident review.
Residents also participate in regular mock oral boards, administered by our own faculty, as well as at outside institutions. These events include video review and formal evaluation by faculty allowing residents to continually assess and improve their performance.