Program Policies

The Colorado Health Foundation Transitional Year Program
Policy for Resident Evaluation

Transitional year interns are formally evaluated at the conclusion of each rotation by the supervising physician of record.

Evaluations are often obtained from other faculty attendings who had significant interaction, residents, the Internal Medicine chief resident, hospital staff and/or students with whom they have been working. Evaluations from a sampling of patients for whom they have provided care on Internal Medicine ward rotations are included as well.

At the conclusion of internal medicine ward rotation, interns are discussed and formally evaluated as part of of the Internal Medicine house staff evaluation meeting. Minutes from this meeting are available for review by the TYCC at quarterly meetings. As a member and regular attendee of this meeting, the Transitional Year Program Director may choose to act upon feedback provided as appropriate (e.g., meet with interns in a timely manner to discuss problems or laudatory comments; and/or add specific notations to their files).

Formal, written evaluations are confidential and filed in the intern's individual record. The Program Director will conduct regular reviews of evaluation content with the intern's quarterly or more often as indicated by circumstances. Formal reviews will focus on both the intern's strengths and any weaknesses, deficiencies or areas for improvement.

Interns will be given progress reports throughout the year after each of the quarterly evaluation review sessions with the Program Director including a final letter summarizing their performance at the time they graduate from the program. A report card of their performance with respect to the six competencies will be provided routinely as a part of the mid-year evaluation.

Residents are provided with opportunities to formally and informally rebut or clarify any negative evaluations and include this information as part of their permanent file.