Evaluation and Assessment

Evaluations are performed throughout the residency to provide feedback and guidance regarding the resident’s performance and the effectiveness of training. All evaluations are based upon the Residency Program Goals and Objectives. Written evaluations are managed via ResiTrak.

Informal, verbal feedback

  • Resident and rotation preceptor are to meet a minimum of 3 times weekly to review and discuss patients and issues.
  • Residents and Program Director meet every other week to review and discuss overall program progress.

Verbal, mid-rotation evaluation between resident and rotation preceptor are scheduled as close to the rotation mid-point as possible. Written criteria based snapshot evaluations can also be utilized by the preceptor during the experience to focus their evaluation on a specific learning objective. Snapshot evaluations are used at the discretion of the preceptor and may be used to help the resident focus on a specific area where improvement is needed. Snapshots may also be used to evaluate “task” oriented learning activities (i.e. development of drug monographs).

Preceptor Evaluation of Resident

Formal, written end-of-learning experience evaluation between resident and rotation preceptor using a summative evaluation form designed for each learning experience are conducted at the end of a rotation as close to the last day as possible. The preceptor for the resident’s upcoming rotation may be invited to the evaluation session to identify areas of focus for the upcoming experience. For longitudinal experiences, verbal assessments are completed quarterly. Evaluations are reviewed by the Program Director and highlights shared with the Residency Steering Committee.

Resident Self-Evaluation

The resident, at the end of each rotation, completes a formal written self-evaluation using the summative evaluation form and reviews this with the rotation preceptor at the end-of-rotation evaluation session. For longitudinal experiences, self-evaluations are completed quarterly. All evaluations are reviewed by the Program Director and highlights shared with the Residency Steering Committee.

Resident Evaluation of Preceptor

Formal, written Preceptor Evaluations are completed at the conclusion of each rotation, shared with the preceptor at the end-of-rotation evaluation session and reviewed by the Program Director. For longitudinal experiences, verbal assessments are completed quarterly.

Quarterly Assessment

The resident’s progress on goals and objectives as well as their program plan are discussed routinely at each Residency Steering committee meeting. Quarterly a written assessment and update of the Resident Plan will be prepared collaboratively by the Residency Program Director and the Resident Advisor and shared with the resident. The summative evaluations and criteria based checklists will provide the basis for this assessment.