Periodic in-training evaluation of trainees will be carried out to ensure that the trainee is making satisfactory progress. Both formal examinations and performance ratings by the faculty will be utilized, and the trainee will be personally apprised of his or her strengths and weaknesses at appropriate intervals at least twice annually. Completion by the program director of resident yearly report forms, such as those requested by the American Board of Dermatology and other certifying boards, is an important part of this evaluation process.
A 360 degree evaluation method will be used to evaluate the residents. Members of the health care team including medical assistants, support staff, administrative assistants, patients, attending dermatologists, consulting providers from other services, Problem-Based Learning facilitators, and resident peers will take part in this type of evaluation of the resident. Evaluations will be made part of the resident's academic file, and results will be discussed with the resident by the Program Director or Training Director.
At least once a year the educational effectiveness of a program will be evaluated in a systematic manner. In particular, the quality of the curriculum and the extent to which the educational goals have been met by residents must be assessed. Written evaluations by residents will be utilized in this process.
- Summative evaluations conducted during months three (3) and nine (9).
- Formative evaluations conducted during months one (1), six (6), and eleven (11).