Responsibility of Individual Faculty Members to Evaluate Individual Fellows
Each month, the Nephrology attending, who works one-on-one with an individual fellow on each clinical rotation, will submit a standardized evaluation (online using myevaluations.com) of the fellow assigned to that particular rotation. This evaluation form is similar to the form used to evaluate residents in the conventional Internal Medicine Resident training program, but includes specific evaluation of technical and procedural skills, space for assessment of nephrology competence, and space for narrative comments about each fellow’s performance during the rotation. This evaluation form is automatically submitted to and reviewed monthly by the Program Director. Each evaluation must be discussed with the fellow, and myevaluations.com automatically sends a notification and copy of the evaluation to the fellow evaluated.
At Renal Faculty meetings time is devoted to review of individual fellow progress. This forum allows the faculty as a group to share experiences and concerns, if any, on each fellow’s progress, to review and discuss monthly observations and perspectives on individual fellow progress and programmatic issues as they pertain to the fellows.
Faculty members who supervise a fellow in the ambulatory setting (clinic, office, dialysis unit) must also complete a fellow evaluation form every 6 months. These forms are submitted to and reviewed by the Program Director.
Faculty members meet annually to discuss and evaluate the program on an annual basis. The Program Director reviews these discussions and completes the annual evaluation form and forwards it to COGME of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Fellows are invited to this forum and are actively encouraged to give input into evaluation of the program and curriculum. The faculty discusses these recommendations and the Program Director implements changes in the program to enhance the quality of the training program.