In their clinical year, trainees are evaluated monthly after each rotation by their attending faculty using Med Hub (online evaluation tool). These evaluations forms are reviewed monthly by the Program Director. In the subsequent Research Training years, trainees meet on at least a weekly basis with their individual research mentor, and every 6 months with the Research Training Committee to evaluate the progress of their project and research training program.
Every six months the Clinical Competency Committee meets to review these evaluations and the progression on milestones development of each fellow.The Program Director meets with each fellow every six months to review evaluations and feedback of the Clinical Competency Committee.
The discipline of Infectious Disease clinical care only involves performance of anal or pelvic pap smears as procedures that can be evaluated. Nonetheless, the written evaluation form does include faculty assessment of fellow skill in management of IV catheters, interpretation of microbiologic stains and use of antimicrobial agents. Additionally, during Clinical Microbiology rounds fellows are instructed and monitored in the evaluation of microbiologic stains and other diagnostic technologies used in the microbiologic identification of infectious pathogens.
Evaluation of faculty
Faculty members are evaluated by trainees in their clinical year using Med Hub, and evaluation forms are sent to fellows at the end of each monthly rotation. Additionally, trainees give verbal feedback to the Program Director every 6 months regarding faculty evaluation when they meet to discuss their own evaluations.
Faculty members who serve as mentors for fellows in their research training are evaluated by the Research Training Committee and the Section Chief for their suitability as research mentorship in the future.
Evaluation of program by staff and residents
The training program is evaluated by the faculty on a yearly basis, through a formal evaluation on Med Hub, as well as an annual meeting of the Program Evaluation Committee. These evaluations are critical to overall training program development and have been instrumental in our continuous revisions and improvements in the training program yearly