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Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine
Pulmonary Disease & Critical Care Medicine Fellowship




 


EVALUATIONS
 
 
Evaluations are an important part of the fellowship program. They are used for education, identification of strengths and weaknesses, problem solving, and to guide change and growth. The program has a philosophy of continuous evaluation so problems can be solved when they happen and changes can be made when they are needed. However, discrete formal evaluations are also a necessary and required component of the fellowship. Every person and every part of the fellowship is evaluated. The fellows are assessed by the faculty and a number of other evaluators and the fellows in turn evaluate the faculty. Both the faculty and the fellows evaluate the program and its components. Evaluations are meant as an educational tool for the fellows and faculty and as one way for the program to assess its effectiveness in accompishing its mission.

For the fellows, assessment is an educational and problem-solving instrument primarily used for the identification of strengths and weaknesses. The evaluations are not designed to rank the performance of the fellows. Rather, they are about demonstrating achievement (across a range of assessments) and identifying where more practice or support is needed.

Functions of the Fellowship Program Evaluation System:

Fellows:
1.      To provide feedback on progress and encourage learning
2.      To identify specific strengths and weaknesses.
3.      To provide evidence of the achievement of competence
4.      To identify the trainee in difficulty.
Faculty:
5.      To provide feedback on teaching effectiveness.
6.      To identify specific strengths and weaknesses.
Fellowship:
7.      To provide feedback on effectiveness of the educational program.
8.      To identify specific strengths and weaknesses.
9.      To identify and solve problems.
10.  To guide development of the curriculum.

Opportunities for Assessment: 

In addition to the standard end of activity (rotation, year, et cetera) evaluation there are a number of other opportunities for assessment.

METHODS FOR EVALUATION OF FELLOWS

METHOD

FREQUENCY

WHOM

Final Evaluation

Yearly

PD

Semiannual Evaluation

Semi-Annual

PD

Multisource Evaluation

Semi-Annual

ALL

Clinic Evaluation

Semi-Annual

FAC

Rotation Evaluation

Monthly

FAC

 

 

 

Conference Participation

Semi-Annual

MEN

Conference Attendance

Semi-Annual

PD

Conference Assessment

Monthly

ALL

 

 

 

Research Evaluation

Semi-Annual

MEN

Research In Progress

Monthly

FAC

 

 

 

Focused Chart Review

Weekly

FAC

Chart Stimulated Recall

Monthly

FAC

Observed Patient Encounter

Monthly

FAC

Case Review

Semi-Annual

MEN

Procedure Evaluation

Weekly

FAC

 

 

 

Pulmonary Board Exam

Once

ABIM

In-Service Examination

Yearly

N/A

Quarterly Tests

Quarterly

PD

Modules

Monthly

PD

Courses

As scheduled

FAC

 

 

 

Immediate Praise Or Concern

PRN

ALL

Refer Direct Replay

PRN

DC

Duty Hour Survey

Semi-Annual

N/A

 

MULTISOURCE EVALUATORS

Respiratory Therapists

Bronchoscopy Staff

Pulmonary Function Techs

Clinic Staff

MICU Nurses

Medicine Residents

Patients

Peers