Criteria for Resident Evaluation
Residents will be evaluated on performance of daily activities (described previously), participation in required meetings and conferences, and presentations to the staff on assigned cases. The residents are provided with continuous feedback on their performance during the rotation. In general, only deficiencies are noted in writing. Residents are evaluated on their demonstrated ability to provide informative consultation to the clinical service teams, their medical knowledge, their application of this knowledge to efficient/quality patient care, and their diagnostic, technical and observational skills. Residents are also evaluated on their interpersonal skills, professional attitudes, reliability, and ethics with members of the teaching faculty, peers, laboratory staff, and clinicians. They are further evaluated on their initiative in fostering quality patient care and use of the medical literature, as it relates to their assigned cases. Their timely completion of assigned interpretative reports is another component of the evaluation. Residents on probation receive a written mid-rotation evaluation.