The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology has adopted the ACGME Milestones Evaluation System, which encompasses specific behaviors, attributes, or outcomes in the six general competency domains to be demonstrated by residents during residency.
- Each resident is evaluated in each of the 6 core competencies; patient care, medical knowledge, professionalism, interpersonal and communication skills, practice-based learning and improvement, and systems-based practice. At the conclusion of each four week rotation the residents are evaluated by the faculty in global evaluation form.
- Medical knowledge is assessed by performance on the in-training residency exam given each January, as well as by ongoing assessments during each rotation.
- Twice yearly the residents have a formal evaluation with the program director and or associate program director in which the all of the above are reviewed with the residents, along with their case logs and review of the timeliness of completion of duties such as duty hour’s entries, completion of evaluations, participation in conferences, etc.
- At the conclusion of each rotation, the residents complete anonymous evaluations of the faculty they have worked with, and of the rotation. Twice yearly the residents evaluate the entire residency program.
- Progress to the next academic year and to graduation are contingent upon satisfactory evaluations.