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VI. COMPETENCY AND PERFORMANCE EVALUATIONS: PROCEDURES FOR ADDRESSING PERFORMANCE DISAGREEMENTS
EVALUATION OF DIDACTIC INSTRUCTION
Policy on Attendance at Didactics
Attendance at didactic lectures is mandatory. Residents who cannot attend (on-call the previous night, vacation, sick leave, etc.) will be excused. Residents are responsible for documenting their attendance by filling out the “record of attendance” part of the didactic teaching assessment form, and returning it to the Residency Training Office. All Residents whose attendance falls below 85% of the lectures that they are required to attend (i.e. the “unexcused” lectures) will be reviewed by the RESC. The RESC may impose the following sanctions:
The Resident may also be required to obtain reading materials on the didactic subjects taught in his/her absence, and to sit for an oral or written examination on this material. The sanctions mentioned above may be made contingent upon failure to pass this exam.
Residents should obtain a Didactic Teaching Assessment and Record of Attendance Form at the beginning of each lecture (Appendix I). Completed evaluations are returned to the Residency Program Office; in order for the data to be condensed and mailed to the Didactic Program Annual Coordinators (PGY-1: Drs. Marcella Pascualy and Tom Soeprono, PGY-2: Dr. Aaron Green, PGY-3: Dr. Matthew Schreiber, PGY-4: Drs. Catherine Howe and Katherine Michaelson). The Annual Coordinators give feedback to the lecturers. Evaluations are forwarded with the Resident’s Attendance Form removed, i.e. anonymously. Evaluations of didactic lectures are taken very seriously and are used to improve the didactic program, as well as to evaluate faculty teaching for promotion.
(Policy approved by the RESC on 6/1/87, reviewed 10/1/98 and 1/7/99; approved 5/5/99, modified 5/12/2016)
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