Evaluations and Advisors

Evaluations and Advisors


Faculty Advisors
In the beginning of intern year, each resident is assigned a Faculty Advisor for the duration of their residency training. These advisors help guide residents through the training process, help answer questions and ensure that all requirements are being met. Residents will meet with their faculty advisors at least twice annually to review their peer and faculty evaluations, procedure logs and learning plans. It is a chance for the resident to develop a personal relationship with an experienced physician to discuss professional goals and individual issues. Research and scholarship are also emphasized during training. With the assistance of a faculty research advisor and biostatistician, every resident carries out a research project, producing a paper suitable for publication. Some of this work has been presented at national and international meetings.

Career Mentors
All PGY-2 residents will choose a “career mentor” in addition to their faculty advisor to help them develop their future career goals, design potential research projects and pick six months of their individualized curriculum. The individualized curriculum is designed by each resident to aid in both learning and decision making that can help to further their pediatric careers.

Evaluations/Feedback
On a monthly basis, residents receive comprehensive feedback through our online evaluation system called New Innovations. Feedback is also provided frequently and informally on rounds, after conferences, or after any observed encounter. Clinical and communication skills are also assessed through observed clinical experiences in the outpatient clinic with feedback given by an observing attending. Feedback is also given by patients, medical students, and nurses. Additionally, residents have the opportunity to evaluate the program and faculty anonymously.

Observed History & Physical
During both the newborn nursery and urgent care rotations, residents will undergo an observed H&P evaluation by one of our faculty members. They will be observed as they interact with a patient, obtain a detailed history and perform a physical examination. This allows residents to receive direct feedback from an attending physician in a real patient-care setting.