Evaluation and Feedback

We encourage residents to discuss with their preceptors their performance on the rotation throughout the course of the rotation.

A formal evaluation, the In-service Training Evaluation Report (ITER), is completed at the end of each rotation. The University of Alberta utilizes an on-line evaluation system, One45, which generates and records all evaluations. The ITER evaluates performance in all competencies included in the Royal College's CanMeds format. For longer rotations (eg. four to six months), a mid-point evaluation is generated.

During core rotations, residents have multiple opportunities to be observed and scored on a structured interview and presentation of a case, mirroring the format of a Royal College long case examination. Similarly, residents have the opportunity twice a year for practice in the Objective Structured Clinical Exam (OSCE) format, which mirrors the Royal College final oral examination.

A distinct and separate evaluation is used to assess proficiency in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.

Residents also evaluate rotation preceptors and psychotherapy supervisors.

Residents are evaluated during call shifts, and also have an opportunity to provide feedback to on-call supervisors.

Residents undergo a 360-degree evaluation process twice during their training, which includes self-evaluation, evaluation by peers, patients and allied health professionals.

In addition, the program subscribes to two self-evaluative multiple choice exams each year, in order that residents may assess their own knowledge bases as a study tool.

Residents meet with the program director formally twice a year to discuss performance and career planning. Additional information or questions can be directed to our office where we will be happy to try and address them.