Practice Based Learning and Improvement


  • Track procedures, operations, and outcomes in a centralized database.
  • Conduct frequent interactive presentations before the faculty and senior residents.
  • Learn operating skills through constant attending and senior resident feedback during procedures.
  • Plan research activities and write grant applications.
  • Chief residents will track their own procedures, complications and outcomes electronically.
These items, along with publications, grant applications and reviews will be a added to the residents' portfolios.


Progress toward independent practice: Preparation for re-certification, life-long learning.


  • Portfolio updates
  • Publications