Evaluation of clinical competence occurs at regular intervals throughout the program so that admission to the certifying examinations of the American Board of Internal Medicine and American Board of Pediatrics can be recommended at the end of the fourth year. Residents may choose a mentor in each department, and meet with them quarterly.
The faculty for each specialty meets on a semi-annual basis to review each resident's progress, and confer together on Med/Peds residents. Residents receive an electronic evaluation after each month, and also have the opportunity to evaluate their attending physicians, fellow residents, and the program in general without fear of repercussions. Resident comments are taken seriously, and changes are made in response to them.