Create a meaningful annual program evaluation process

Residency Program Insider, September 4, 2015

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Bring your entire team to our webcast, The Program Evaluation Committee and the Annual Program Evaluation: The Dynamic Duo, on Tuesday, September 22, at 1:00 p.m. Eastern. Expert speakers Sylvia Zavatchen and Joseph Stuckelman will explain the paths they took to create their PECs. They will also walk audience members through an APE process and tie together the PEC, the APE, self-study, and the ACGME site visit


  1. Who should be members of the PEC and how to get them on board
    • ACGME requirements
    • Other members to consider
    • Using recognition and incentives to attract board members
  2. How to structure a PEC depending on the size of your program
    • Small residency program or fellowship vs. medium program vs. large program
    • Structure of responsibilities vs. membership
    • How often to meet
    • Action item update
    • Annual program evaluation and follow-up
    • Eight steps of self-study
  3. What documentation should or must you include in your APE?
    • ACGME’s five areas of focus
    • Year-to-year changes and improvements
  4. Ensuring efficient, ACGME-compliant PEC meetings
    • Scheduling recommendations
    • Materials and documentation review suggestions
    • Maintaining control of a meeting
    • Meeting and APE form prep
    • Documenting your action plan
  5. Utilizing the PEC to track progress (or lack thereof) from APE to APE
    • SWOT analysis
    • Action plan evaluation and plans for improvement
    • Year-to-year consistency in planning and evaluation; maintaining a running document
    • Demonstrating innovation and improvement
  6. Q&A

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