Resident assessment is a continuous process that begins with daily feedback by faculty on each shift. For Emergency Medicine blocks, assessments are recorded on daily shift cards. Residents are also evaluated through attendance, preparedness for and participation at teaching sessions including academic half-days, Journal Clubs, Grand Rounds, procedural training / simulation sessions (adult and pediatric). Procedural logs are maintained to identify gaps and help direct supplementary educational topic coverage. Oral and written examinations are administered throughout the year.
Each resident is assigned a faculty advisor; quarterly meetings are held to discuss resident progress, resident wellness, career plans, etc.
Resident assessment and progression is mapped by a competence committee consisting of emergency medicine and non-emergency medicine faculty. This committee meets quarterly and reports to the residency training committee. Residents have quarterly formal reviews with the Program Director and Assistant Program Director.