Clinical Fellows must keep a current log of all procedures including vascular access insertions, acute peritoneal dialysis, renal biopsy, continuous renal replacement therapy procedures, and hemoperfusion treatments. Each fellow is given a log book to document the procedure and the evaluation/supervision of each procedure. In addition, once evaluated as competent at a given procedure, the fellow must still keep a computerized hot-list log of each procedure. Each procedure must be supervised and verified by the supervising attending until cleared to be done without attending supervision. Some procedures are never performed without direct attending supervision (renal biopsy). This log will be reviewed by the Program Director every 6 months. Ultimately, a summary log report will be filed in each individual fellow's file.
Fellows are asked on a monthly basis to evaluate individual faculty (using myevaluations.com) who serve as in-patient service attending. This evaluation is anonymous is used for this purpose.
Fellows are asked on an every 6 month basis to evaluate the program. A standardized form is used which lists the training components for component evaluation. A narrative section is also included for general comments. These forms are anonymous. The fellows also meet every 6 months with the Program Director and annually with the Section Chief for verbal program feedback.