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EVALUATION by yantingting




     The purpose of the evaluation system is to facilitate continuous improvement of
     the residents and the teaching program. The residency program is required to
     collect assessment information on the residents, the faculty, and the program at
     regular intervals.

     This information is used to:
     1. Make informed decisions on resident promotion.
     2. Provide data to specialty boards for certification.
     3. Write letters of recommendation.
     4. Identify performance deficits to target areas for resident improvement.
     5. Provide each resident with performance feedback.
     6. Identify strengths and weaknesses in the teaching program.


     E-Value is our online evaluation system ( You will be
     given a login and password by Julie Robinson at the beginning of the year. All
     notifications of pending evaluations and completed evaluations “about you” are
     sent to your e-mail account. You will be able to view all evaluations completed
     about you. The purpose of this is to encourage continuous improvement and
     open communication with attendings about your performance.

     The following is a breakdown of evaluations done in E-Value by frequency:

        Attendings evaluate residents on their service
        Residents evaluate rotation

        Documented meetings with Program Director

        Self Evaluation
        Peer Evaluations
        Techs/Staff (Residency Coordinator, MRI Supervisor, Senior Sonographer, CT
        Supervisor, and front Office Manager) evaluate residents

        Residents evaluate faculty
        Residents evaluate program
        Faculty evaluate program
        Procedure Logs

        Quarterly meetings with Program Director
        Mock Oral Exams
        ACR In-Training Exam
        Case-Based Exams
        Record Reviews (Dictations, Reports)
        Journal Club
        Conference Presentation Evaluation
        Conference Attendance Logs
        Systems Development Projects


     The ACGME has set forth six competencies by which you will be assessed. These
     include: 1) patient care 2) medical knowledge 3) interpersonal and
     communication skills 4) professionalism 5) practice-based learning and
     improvement 6) systems-based practice.

     All competencies are graded on a 9 point scale, 1-3 = unsatisfactory, 4-6 =
     satisfactory, and 7-9 = superior or exceeding expectations. You will be
     evaluated by several different parties on the different competency categories:
     attendings, techs/staff, and peers.

     Examples of specific competency categories:

            1. Patient care
                  a. Develops a management plan based on radiologic findings and
                     clinical information. Each resident will be evaluated by faculty
                     and peers in this category.
                   b. Demonstrates proper technique in planning and performing
                      image-guided procedures.

            2. Medical knowledge: this is assessed by faculty and peer residents
               based on interactions in several different areas:
               daily/teaching/rounds, conferences, as well as oral and written
                   a. Recognizes and describes relevant radiologic abnormalities
                   b. Synthesizes radiologic and clinical information and forms
                   c. Utilizes information technology to investigate clinical questions
                      and for continuous self-learning

            3. Practice-based learning and improvement
                   a. Participates in QI and QA activities
                       b. Recognizes and corrects personal errors.

                4. Interpersonal and communication skills
                       a. Shows sensitivity to and communicates effectively with all
                          members of the health care team.
                       b. Appropriately obtains informed consent.
                       c. Recognizes, appropriately communicates, and documents in
                          the patient record urgent or unexpected findings.
                       d. Produces quality radiologic reports that are clear, accurate,
                          and concise
                       e. Effectively teaches residents, medical students, and other
                          health care professionals when opportunities exist
                       f. Seeks to understand others’ feedback and views
                       g. Responds in a respectful manner to questions/requests

                5. Professionalism
                       a. Demonstrates a responsible work ethic with regard to
                          conference attendance and work assignments.
                       b. Demonstrates acceptable personal demeanor and hygiene.
                       c. Responds in a timely manner when on call or paged

                6. Systems-based practice
                       a. Demonstrates knowledge of and applies appropriateness
                          criteria and other cost-effectiveness healthcare principles to
                          professional practice.

         *You will review these competencies, evaluation results, procedure logs, and
         exam scores every quarter with Dr. Benzian.

Rev. 08/06

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