Evaluation of Resident Educational Progress

Written Examinations:

Residents will take written and/or oral examinations at the completion of each didactic course. These examinations will total approximately four per academic year.

All PGY-2, PGY-3, and PGY-4 residents will take the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Self-Assessment Examination for Residents (SAE-R) each year. All PGY-3 and PGY-4 residents shall also take the American Association of Electrodiagnostic Medicine’s In Training Exam on Electrodiagnosis each year. The SAEs are helpful in that they expose residents to the testing format used by the AAPM&R for professional certification at the conclusion of the residency program.

An additional practical evaluation of electrodiagnosis skills will occur at the end of each academic year. Expected proficiency is based on resident academic year.

Mentors:

Each resident selects a faculty mentor within the department. Bi-annual meetings with mentors include discussions of residency experience, career, and future goals.  

Clinical Competency Committee:

The PM&R CCC meets twice per year to review resident progress along the PM&R milestones as outlined per the ACGME guidelines. Infomation reviewed includes faculty evaluation, direct observations, exam scores, SAE scores, and 360 degree evaluations.