The residents are evaluated at three-month intervals by all faculty having contact with the resident during the particular period. Although specific attendings may ask for input by other residents, there is no formal input by residents regarding other residents. Residents are evaluated on the six competencies delineated by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). All evaluations are performed via the web-based Urology Resident Evaluation System provided by the Residency Review Committee and the ACGME. Each resident is required to electronically maintain duty hours and on-going surgical logs to ensure the appropriate number of procedures are being performed.
Specifically, attendings are asked to evaluate residents for each rotation on the following points:
Every six months, the Urology Program Director meets individually with each resident regarding their progress. The American Urological Association In-Service Examination results are reviewed with the resident. At these meetings, the resident is informed of the general progress they are making and where they need to improve. Failure to improve in specific areas on consecutive meetings would result in probation.
Resident evaluation of faculty is done anonymously and includes rating the faculty on the following points:
Evaluation of the urology residency program is performed each year by the Program Director. The University of Maryland Medical Center also reviews the urology training program which is included in the five-year internal review. The AUA In-Service Examinations and the American Board of Urology Part I Examinations are used to evaluate the overall education of the residents.