Surgery Resident Point System
Each resident’s progression and promotion through the surgical residency will be judged on an annual basis based on a point system. A minimum of 150 points per year will be required to advance to the next level of training. The point system is based on medical knowledge, clinical evaluations, academic accomplishments and teaching criteria. In addition, residents can lose points for disciplinary actions (see table).
The point system is designed to allow residents who perform adequately in the major areas of surgical education to progress without difficulty. Residents who demonstrate the initiative and desire to excel will be rewarded appropriately through this system. Inadequate or substandard performance should also be revealed through this system allowing corrective actions to be taken in order to avoid severe problems or deficiencies.
The resident Point System will be updated on a quarterly basis with the final academic year total to be closed out on June 15 each year, excepting the points for the Resident Research Colloquium which will be added after the colloquium is held.
Each resident is responsible for reviewing his/her points and verifying that the allocated points are correct and reflect all of their activities within the program. No requests for points for any activities will be honored after June 20 each academic year.
The point total for each resident will be reviewed at each evaluation (see Surgery Residency Evaluations policy). The annual resident achievement award will be based on this point system with the resident achieving the highest point total for each academic year receiving the David R. Antonenko, M.D., Ph.D., Award (plaque and $500) and the runner-up receiving the Resident Achievement Award (certificate and $250). These awards will be given at the Department’s annual graduation and chief resident banquet.
6/2005; Rev 7/2011