Residents’ progress in meeting the training objectives are reviewed with the Program Director on an annual basis. The Program Director completes a Final In-Training Evaluation Report (FITER) which is submitted to the RCPSC.
Each resident is to regularly update the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada Training Requirements form indicating those areas which they have covered and those areas which they need to cover. These requirements will be used as the basis for determining the field training and research project needs throughout the training period and will be reviewed when suitability for the Fellowship Examination is being determined. All residents are expected to have a CV on file with the program and to regularly update that CV. The minimum is yearly. They are also expected to maintain a list of all scholarly activities for final evaluation and for the program to use in the annual report. These should be updated as the activities are carried out. Examples would be presentations at rounds, other than resident-specific rounds, all publications whether or not peer reviewed and all reports and projects submitted to their supervisors, which may be used in that site and other jurisdictions. The MHSc major paper is an example of such a publication.
Residents in the MHSc or MPH degree programs are expected to achieve passing grades in all courses, to pass the comprehensive examinations, and to complete a project to the satisfaction of the program. A Resident may be dismissed from the program on the basis of unsatisfactory performance. Dismissal from the program can occur at any time but only after due process. The UBC Resident Staff Evaluation and Appeals Policy outlines the procedure that must be followed prior to dismissal and the appeal mechanisms. Copies of this policy are available from the offices of the Associate Dean or PAR-BC.
There are objectives for each rotation. However, there is no expectation that all objectives will be completed in each rotation. The aim is to complete all of the objectives by the end of the residency. Rotation Specific Objectives for some of the various core rotations can be found below:
- Occupational Health (Word document)
- Epidemiology Services, BC Centre for Disease Control (Word document)
- Environmental Health, BC Centre for Disease Control (Word document)
- First Nations and Inuit Health (Word document)
- Rural Health Authority (Word document)
- Urban Health Authority (Word document)
Rotation Specific Objectives for the various elective rotations can be found below:
Residents can also use the Training Objectives Overview Checklist (Word document). This list should be used to ensure residents have met all of the Royal College objectives during the course of their training.
An In-Training Evaluation Report (ITER) (Word document) is formally completed at the end of each field placement by the designated supervisor. The ITER is designed to reflect the goals of training. The supervisor should discuss the results of this evaluation with the resident. An evaluation is also to be conducted at the mid-point of each rotation. The ITERs for each rotations are kept in the resident's file at the School. Please download and complete the In-Training Evaluation Report (ITER) in the electronic format to enhance legibility.
At the end of each rotation, residents are required to complete a Resident Assessment of Field Placement form (Word document) and send it to the Program Director through the Program Administrator.
These completed evaluations are available from the Program Administrator for all residents to review.
At intervals, these evaluations are collated in an anonymous manner by the Program Administrator and sent to the rotation supervisor(s). The Program Director may also discuss these evaluations with the supervisor, but without reference to any particular resident.