8.4 Assessment

Each Resident is expected to complete the requirements of the residency program, as outlined by the discipline Residency Program Committee (RPC), for each year/stage of the program, and to meet the prescribed goals and objectives through the completion of rotations/clinical experiences/clinical blocks. A Resident is assessed throughout each rotation/clinical experience/clinical block. A Resident’s performance and progress is determined by a subcommittee of the RPC, based on the review of written assessments and performance-based direct observations. The results of the Resident assessments indicate the competency level of the Resident for each goal and objective of the rotation/clinical experience/clinical block. The level of responsibility given to a Resident is based on regular assessment of abilities by faculty.

Assessment methods used in residency programs are discipline-dependent and in accordance with the appropriate accreditation standards.