Office of the Registrar
Faculty of Medicine (2015/2016)
8.5 Evaluation
  1. The planning of the residency programs is the responsibility of the Postgraduate Medical Education Committee and is based on the accreditation requirements of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and the College of Family Physicians of Canada. The Postgraduate Medical Education Committee reports to the Dean of Medicine through the Assistant Dean of Postgraduate Medical Education.

  2. Each Resident is expected to complete the work of the program as outlined by the respective Residency Program Committee for each year of the program and to meet the prescribed goals and objectives. The Residency Program Committee is chaired by a Program Director who reports to both the Assistant Dean of Postgraduate Medical Education and the Chair of the clinical discipline.

  3. Evaluation methods used in Postgraduate Medical Education include, but are not limited to, In-Training Evaluation Reports (ITER), and the Teaching Effectiveness Program. The Faculty of Medicine is considering the use of In-Training Assessment Reports (ITARs) as another form of evaluation.

  4. For each rotation, evaluation of the Resident’s performance is conducted by a subcommittee of the Residency Program Committee and is based on written assessments and performance-based direct observation.

8.5.1 In-Training Evaluation Reports (ITER)

Evaluation is based on written assessments and direct observation. The results of the evaluation are expressed through an (ITER), which records the competency level of the Resident for each goal and objective of the rotation.

There are three possible outcomes for a Resident’s rotation, based on the results of the ITER: satisfactory, unsatisfactory, or incomplete. Residents learn the results of the ITER through online software (one45) administered by the Postgraduate Medical Education Office and the individual programs.

  1. If a Resident receives a satisfactory outcome in a rotation, he/she proceeds to the next rotation in the training schedule.

  2. If a Resident receives an unsatisfactory outcome in a rotation, the Residency Program Committee will design a remedial program to address the Resident’s area(s) of weakness. In some instances, the Committee may require the Resident to repeat the entire rotation. Evaluation of the remedial program is adapted according to the goals and objectives to be achieved by the remedial program. If the Resident receives an unsatisfactory evaluation in the associated remedial program, he/she will be placed on probation.

  3. If a Resident receives an unsatisfactory evaluation for two rotations within his/her academic year, he/she will be placed on probation.

A Resident has the right to appeal decisions leading to remediation and probation in accordance with the Postgraduate Medical Education’s Evaluation, Promotion and Appeals Policy.