Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center uses the MedHub resident management system. The evaluation process is multi-layered and is designed to provide timely and meaningful feedback to residents concerning both cognitive and non-cognitive performance.
The residents' progress through the program is evaluated biannually by the Pathology Residency Program's Clinical Competency Committee (CCC). The CCC uses the residents' self-evaluation, evaluations completed by faculty and health professionals, and other data to assess the residents' progress along the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) milestones. Faculty and health professional evaluate resident performance after each rotation based on the ACGME 6 core competencies:
- Interpersonal and communication skills
- Medical knowledge
- Patient care
- Practice-based learning and improvement
- Systems-based practice
The CCC advises the program director of residents’ progress and the program director will meet with residents one-on-one to discuss their progress. This process repeats every 6 months.
At the end of each rotation, the residents complete confidential evaluations of faculty and rotations. Summary data is sent to each faculty member annually in an effort to continually improve the educational process.
The department subscribes to the annual resident in-service examination (RISE) sponsored by the American Society of Clinical Pathology. This examination provides each resident with information on performance compared to a national cohort of peers and helps residents identify areas of potential weakness.