Each faculty member provides feedback to each resident on their service on a daily basis. The clinical and surgical management skills are assessed and appropriate support and encouragement of quality care is provided. Resident have opportunity to discuss different approached to management.
Formal faculty evaluations of all residents take place every 3 months. Evaluation forms (New Innovations) are completed for each resident by the supervising subspecialist in conjunction with the program director and comments from a general faculty meeting with all the full time attendings. The resident is given the opportunity to discuss the evaluation on the formal basis with the Program Director. The program director and resident then sign the evaluation form.
Each resident takes the Ophthalmic Knowledge Assessment Program (OKAP) exam. The residents discuss the results of the exam with the Program Director. If the results are unsatisfactory, the resident will be given additional help in the areas of weakness. Scores are kept confidential.
Any resident who has not achieved a satisfactory status after l8 months will be placed on academic probation and may be required to complete an additional 3-6 months of training in order to successfully complete their residency training.
Resident Evaluation of Faculty
All full and part time faculty are evaluated by the residents at the end of each rotation, on a 3-month basis, on GME Toolkit (New Innovations Web Monitoring). A copy of the evaluation is electronically submitted to the Attending only after enough evaluations have been accumulated so that all resident evaluations are anonymous. A second copy of the evaluation is kept by the Department Chairman. The evaluations are anonymous.
Resident Evaluation of Program
Each resident evaluates the program on an annual basis. The program director addresses the general areas of deficiency and tries to make changes to address the deficiencies. Evaluations are kept on file. These evaluations are also done anonymously.
Resident Evaluation of Rotation
The residents will evaluate their experience in the following subspecialty rotations in order to improve the training in these areas (New Innovations):
All Evaluations by the Residents, i.e., Evaluation of the Faculty; Evaluation of the Rotation; Evaluation of the Program are anonymous.