OHSU

Resident Performance & Evaluation

Professional Performance Policy

The Professional Performance Policy outlines the behavioral expectations of the Department of Public Health and Preventive Medicine for the Preventive Medicine residents.

The Preventive Medicine resident will demonstrate professional behavior and attitudes at all times when interacting with patients, colleagues, other professionals, and the community, as a representative of the residency.

The objectives, as listed below, should serve as a guide for appropriate demeanor in academic and clinical settings. An ongoing assessment of these objectives will be part of the evaluation process, as the resident progresses through the curriculum. These issues will be discussed during the semi-annual review of the resident's progress and elsewhere as needed.


Formal evaluations will be completed twice yearly by the site Preceptor and the Residency Director. Instances of inappropriate or unprofessional conduct will be discussed with the resident by the Director and reviewed for possible remedial or disciplinary action.

The Resident Will:

  • Communicate in a clear and appropriate manner
  • Treat residents and faculty with respect, dignity, and compassion
  • Refrain from monopolizing academic sessions
  • Use discretion regarding relevant questions during academic sessions
  • Respond to faculty, staff, preceptors, and peers readily and tactfully
  • React in a positive manner to questions, suggestions, and constructive criticism
  • Understand that once a policy decision has been made, further discussion or actions may be non-productive
  • Demonstrate a positive and attentive attitude toward learning
  • Be punctual for scheduled classes, activities, and seminars
  • Complete assignments in a timely manner
  • Demonstrate a cooperative approach regarding residency projects
  • Maintain a productive working relationship with faculty, peers, and the public, while serving at your Practicum site and during community service
  • Maintain patient confidentiality
  • Assume an ethical responsibility for choices made and resulting consequences

Competency Assessment

It is the policy of the Department of Public Health and Preventive Medicine and the Preventive Medicine Residency to evaluate our educational offerings. Each resident individually completes the Preventive Medicine Residency evaluation form. The results are compiled for a report by the Chief Resident. Residents who are participating in the MPH program will complete course evaluation forms each quarter for the courses in which they are enrolled.

Program Evaluation

It is the policy of the Department of Public Health and Preventive Medicine and the Preventive Medicine Residency to keep detailed records of all educational settings rotated through by the residents. Each resident individually populates a Preventive Medicine Residency Database (in Microsoft Access) and is evaluated twice per year on his or her progress according to core and general competencies as reflected in the ACGME requirements for the field. Residents receive feedback from the program director and their practicum supervisors, and have opportunities to offer feedback to both parties in a confidential format. Residents who are participating in the MPH program will complete course evaluation forms each quarter for the courses in which they are enrolled.