Evaluations and Outcomes
Resident performance is monitored on multiple levels. Feedback is an integral and consistent part of our program’s adult learning model. Due to the availability and close personal and professional relationships with faculty, feedback is immediate, personal and concise. Using a web based evaluation tool (E*Value), feedback from and about residents is solicited for each learning activity.
Each resident is formally evaluated biannually; the focus of which is the ACGME core competencies. Feedback regarding resident performance is solicited from faculty, staff, patients and peers. Data is gathered though direct observation, 1:1 consultation with faculty, small-group interactions, focused chart reviews, patient surveys and review of E*Value data. Our use of an electronic medical record provides data to assure uniformity of clinical exposure for each resident. This allows the faculty to make individualized curriculum adjustments to enhance the learning experience. Compiling data for over twenty years allows Fairfax Family Practice to demonstrate consistency and range of resident clinical experience over time, not just within an academic year.
Second and third year residents consistently score above the mean on the annual In-Training Examination. Our graduates have had a 100% pass rate on the ABFM Board Certification examination. Graduate survey responses indicate residents completing the program have felt “exceptionally well qualified” to practice medicine in a variety of settings. Practices employing Fairfax graduates have contacted the program informally to indicate “how exceptionally well prepared” our residents are for the pace of a busy, real-world office setting. As a result, the majority of graduating residents are afforded multiple job offerings.