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Resident Education Program in Thoracic Surgery

Evaluations

Learner Objectives

Evaluation of a resident’s understanding of a specific topic will be reviewed (in part) at the time of the operation during resident-faculty interaction. Feedback will be verbal and immediate. 

At the end of each rotation, residents will be evaluated by faculty, in writing, based upon the programs goals and objectives and ACGME core competencies. Additional evaluations will be conducted by the faculty to measure each resident's operative skill performance. 

Residents, in turn, will evaluate faculty’s teaching and education efforts. They will also evaluate each rotation at its conclusion. 

Questions or comments can be directed to Vera Phelan, Resident Program Coordinator at (615) 343-9202 or to Dr. Putnam, Program Director at (615) 343-9202. 
 

Learner Objectives will be taught through:

Evaluation Tools

Evaluation instruments include:   

Evaluation of Core Competencies


Program Core Competencies


1. Patient Care - OP Skills

 

2. Medical Knowledge - Didactic Skills

 

3. Practice-Based Learning & Improvement - Practice Management & Improvement PMI/QI Conferences

 

4. Interpersonal & Communication Skills - Demonstrated by Faculty, Observed by Resident, Practiced by Resident, Evaluated by Faculty, Daily Feedback as Needed

 

5. Professionalism - Demonstrated by Faculty, Observed by Resident, Practiced by Resident, Evaluated by Faculty, Daily Feedback as Needed

 

6. Systems-Based Practice - Patient Mgmt Pre-Op Conf


 

Operative Skill Evaluation for Thoracic Residents

 

  1. Defined Skills
  2. Evaluate skills performed (Faculty evaluates resident)
  3. Evaluate skills taught (Resident evaluates faculty)
  4. Feedback
  5. Committee Review & recommendations (q rotation)
  6. If success for year of training, continue to next year
  7. If failure for year of training, proceed with counseling
  8. then Additional Educational Opportunities
  9. then Additional performance experience
  10. then additional performance time
  11. Reevaluate by committee
  12. If success, continue to next year
  13. if Failure, reevaluate and further action as necessary

Patient Care / OP Skills 
 

  1. Defined Skills
  2. Resident evaluates teaching
  3. Faculty evaluates resident
  4. Written review
  5. Action

Medical Knowledge 
 

  1. Defined Didactic Curriculum 
  2. Resident learns curriculum, resident evaluates faculty, resident evaluates rotation
  3. Faculty teaches curriculum, faculty evaluates resident
  4. Committee review
  5. Action

Practice-Based Learning & Improvement 
 

  1. Measure with performance improvement initiatives and questions
  2. Evaluation in each rotation
  3. ACGME/IOM Matrix
  4. Patient Mgmt Pre-Op Conf

Interpersonal & Communication Skills 
 

  1. Demonstrated by Faculty, Observed by Resident, Practiced by Resident, Evaluated by Faculty, Daily Feedback as Needed
  2. Evaluation recorded at end of rotation

 System Based Practice

  1. Demonstrated by Faculty, Observed by Resident, Practiced by Resident, Evaluated by Faculty, Daily Feedback as Needed
  2. Evaluation recorded at end of rotation

 

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