Graduate Medical Education


Graduate Medical Education Policies and Procedures

Policy on Evaluation of Resident

Formative Evaluation:

The faculty must evaluate resident performance in a timely manner during each rotation or similar educational assignment, and document this evaluation at completion of the assignment. 

Each program must provide objective assessments of competence in patient care, medical knowledge, practice-based learning and improvement, interpersonal and communication skills, professionalism, and systems-based practice as outlined by their program requirements.

Assessment must use multiple evaluations, document progressive resident performance improvement appropriate to educational level; and provide each resident with documented semiannual evaluation of performance with feedback.
Resident advancement to a higher level of responsibility must be based on assessment of progressive performance objectives.

The evaluations of resident performance must be accessible for review by the resident. 

Summative Evaluation

Each program director must provide a summative evaluation for each resident upon completion of the program. This evaluation must become part of the resident’s permanent record maintained by the institution, and must be accessible for review by the resident in accordance with institutional policy. This evaluation must document the resident’s performance during the final period of education, and verify that the resident has demonstrated sufficient competence to enter practice without direct supervision.

Approved by GMEC: 1/24/2014, 1/27/2017