Evaluation System is under constant review by the Faculty. Any of the
rules and regulations published here or in previous calendars must not
be considered inviolate; the Faculty reserves the right to change any of
these rules and regulations at any time, although in general such
changes will not come into effect in the middle of an academic year.
Faculty policy is formalized in the following .pdf document entitled "Evaluation
and Promotion in Postgraduate Training Programs".
The 2014 guidelines expire on June 30, 2015.
Faculty reserves the right to require the withdrawal at any time of any
trainee who is considered incompetent and/or unsuitable for medical
practice by the Faculty Postgraduate Promotions Committee. Progression
in a program to the next academic level, including funding, occurs if
all rotation periods during the year have been completed with
Satisfactory or higher global evaluations.
in-training evaluation system used in McGill postgraduate training
programs is similar to that used in the other Quebec and Canadian
medical faculties. We have moved to specialty specific forms, and are
moving towards rotation specific forms. All evaluations are completed
via the McGill Rotation Evaluation System (MRES/one45). Your Program
Director will apprise you of your program's objectives and evaluation
In-training Evaluation Reports (FITER'S) are of major importance for
both licensing and certification in a specialty or in Family Medicine.
In most provinces, a license for the practice of medicine will only be
issued after the certification of the satisfactory completion of a
residency based on in-training evaluation reports and the successful
completion of the certification examinations. The Collège des médecins
du Québec, the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and
the College of Family Physicians of Canada require satisfactory
in-training evaluations before a trainee is admitted to the
McGill postgraduate training programs, attending staff physicians and
surgeons or service chiefs complete a confidential Rotation In-Training
Assessment report (ITER) for each trainee at the end of each rotation.
The supervisor should discuss with the trainee his or her performance on
that particular rotation. The McGill evaluation ratings are as
Superior: Far exceeds reasonable expectations
Satisfactory: Meets reasonable expectations
Borderline: Often falls short of reasonable expectations
Unsatisfactory: Falls far short of reasonable expectations
"Reasonable expectations" should be appropriate to the level of training
of the candidate.
year, the Program Director and/or the Residency Program Committee meets
with each trainee and goes over their performance in that timeframe. At
the end of the period of training, a final evaluation, which is a
summary of all in-training evaluations is sent to the Royal College or
other specialty certifying boards as requested by the trainee. The
McGill Final In-Training evaluation report is completed at the end of
training/residency via the MRES/one5 system, and will be used for
credentialing and verification purposes.
Postgrad Promotions Committee
Faculty Postgraduate Promotions Committee is a standing committee which
reports to the Associate Dean for Postgraduate Education. A primary role
of this Committee is to monitor the evaluation and promotion process,
and to ensure that residents and fellows are treated in a just and fair
manner. The Committee can review the entire record of any trainee who is
in academic difficulty. All promotion and probation decisions must be
approved by the Faculty Postgraduate Promotions Committee.
Committee will review the entire record of any trainee who has been
engaged in unprofessional, unethical, inappropriate or criminal
behaviour. It can require the withdrawal of a trainee from a training
program for academic or non-academic reasons.
Associate Dean can make and approve promotion and probation decisions as
well as suspend trainees, pending ratification by the Faculty
Postgraduate Promotions Committee. The Committee must review and approve
any decision taken by a Program Promotions Committee or by the Associate
Dean which requires the withdrawal of a trainee from a training program,
for academic or non-academic reasons.
Evaluation of the Faculty and Rotation
The evaluation of the teaching faculty and rotations by trainees is
mandatory. In order for a resident to obtain a rotation evaluation from
MRES/one45, the trainee must submit an evaluation of the supervisor(s)
and of the rotation. This information is confidential and anonymous.
It can never be accessed by supervisors, and is only made available to
the Program Director on an annual basis as an aggregate report of all
evaluations made by residents. This type of feedback is most important
in helping to continue to improve the format and quality of the
years, the McGill postgraduate medical residency programs are reviewed
and evaluated by joint committees of the Collège des médecins du Québec,
the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and the College
of Family Physicians of Canada. Such an on-site survey took place at
McGill in April 2006. It is the responsibility of the Faculty
Postgraduate Medical Education Committee and the Program Directors to
ensure that changes recommended by these joint committees are made. The
next visit is scheduled for April 2018.
Internal reviews of programs are conducted by members of the Faculty of
Medicine on an ongoing basis.
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