Internal Medicine Residency Program Examinations & Evaluations
We recognize the value of honest, constructive evaluations which help improve our skills and expertise. On a monthly basis, residents receive comprehensive written feedback through our online evaluation system called New Innovations. Feedback is provided frequently and informally on rounds, after conferences, or after any observed encounter. Clinical skills are formally assessed through mini-CEXs evaluations and OSCEs. Feedback from patients, medical students, and nurses also round out the evaluation process.
Conversely, residents are also given the opportunity to evaluate the program and faculty in an anonymous fashion through new innovations and yearly program surveys.
Once a year, all residents take the In-Training examination sponsored by the American College of Physicians, a comprehensive written examination in Internal Medicine. This exercise allows our residents to benchmark their knowledge base against their peers throughout the country and to evaluate their own strengths and weaknesses in particular aspects of Internal Medicine.
The department also administers weekly quizzes which help reinforce the knowledge gained from the core lecture series. In addition, we have an on-line database of thousands of questions for resident self-assessment exams. We also use the online John’s Hopkins Ambulatory Training Modules and examinations to compliment the in-training examination.
Upon entering the program, each resident is matched with a faculty member as their advisor. They meet formally quarterly each year and informally as needed. It is a chance for the resident to develop a personal relationship with an experienced physician to discuss professional goals and individual issues.