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Five tips for using electronic management systems to collect faculty evaluations of residents

Residency Program Alert, June 1, 2009

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You ask, beg, and plead. Maybe you’ve even considered offering up your firstborn child. But nothing you do persuades faculty members to turn their resident evaluations in on time.
Although many programs use electronic management systems (EMS) such as New Innovations or E*Value to manage the distribution of evaluations, collecting them is still a painstaking process, says Sherry Berka, internal medicine program administrator at the University of Colorado at Denver School of Medicine.
But residency program coordinators must doggedly pursue delinquent faculty members because evaluations are vitally important. Not only do they indicate resident performance, but you need evaluation documentation for the ACGME.
RPA helps take some of the pain out of evaluation gathering by providing the following five tips from your colleagues.

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