The Department of Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine strives to provide constructive and thorough performance evaluations in order to improve the overall quality of the training experience. The performance of orthopaedic residents is monitored closely by faculty. Senior and Chief level residents are encouraged to provide support and performance feedback relative to the junior housestaff.
The program expects residents to obtain competence in the 6 core areas as articulated by the ACGME. Toward this end, we define the specific knowledge, skills, and attitudes required and provide educational experiences as needed in order for residents to demonstrate competence in patient care, medical knowledge, practice-based learning and improvement, interpersonal and communication skills, professionalism, and systems based practice. Evaluation formats are available on the New Innovations website www.new-innov.com
Evaluations are solicited from faculty after each resident rotation. Residents are also reviewed semi-annually by faculty mentors assigned at the beginning of clinical study. The program and each faculty member are evaluated annually by all orthopaedics residents.
Performance problems are addressed early and in a concerned and constructive fashion.