Faculty meetings and fellow meetings with the Section Chief and Program Director provide direct participation by both groups in the evaluation of the training program. Program planning and development are discussed in these meetings, when feedback from respective groups is received. At the fellows’ quarterly meeting with the Program Director, the Program Director reviews each rotation and experience with the fellows. The Program Director, Section Chief and fellows identify any problems and suggest solutions.
A “Mini-Retreat” is held annually. All available fellows and attendings meet for a half-day to review all aspects of the educational program. Several important changes have come from these discussions.
The program is also evaluated by the fellows and residents anonymously through an online evaluation questionnaire developed by ACGME and the institution. The results are sent to the Program Director.