Clinical and teaching evaluations are gathered on a regular basis using a variety of evaluation systems. Evaluation results are used by Division leadership in the conduct of reviews and as supporting documentation for promotion and reappointment packages.
Below is an outline of the types of evaluations gathered on behalf of Division faculty and fellow trainees. In addition, faculty and fellows receive evaluations or letters of acknowledgement from other sources. A copy of these additional materials should be forwarded to Division staff for retention.
MedHub is the system used by the UW Graduate Medical Education office to coordinate evaluations and document retention for ACGME training programs. The MedHub system requires manual matching of programs/participants so if you are not receiving evaluation requests, please alert Norma Jean Schwab for assistance. Division staff will query the system for evaluations data at least annually and upon request.
The following evaluations are gathered using this program based on attending/trainee pairings:
Resident evaluation of the attending
Attending evaluation of the resident
Fellow evaluation of the attending
Attending evaluation of the fellow
E-Value is the system used by the UW School of Medicine to coordinate evaluations of clinical attendings by medical students assigned to rotations. Evaluations for clerkships occurring on Department of clinical services are issued by the Student Programs office based on student identification of attending. Division staff request evaluation data from Student Programs staff on an annual basis. Additional requests may be made as needed.
Small group leaders and lecturers are evaluated by medical students. These evaluations are distributed to participants by the course leader with a copy provided to the Division.
Peer clinical evaluations are gathered on a schedule that corresponds with review meeting requirements with the Division Head or other appointment and promotion activity as noted below. These evaluations are distributed to both internal (Division) and external (other Division or Department) reviewers via the Catalyst system based on input from the individual. Note that the reviewers should be considered peers (other faculty, not fellows). If additional clinical input is desired, a separate request for evaluations should be conducted. Peer clinical evaluations are gathered on the following schedule:
- Annually for acting instructors, teaching associates, and assistant professors
- Every two years for Associate Professors
- Every three years for Full Professors
- As needed for reappointment or promotion packages
Teaching evaluations are requested based on requests and input from the teacher/presenter using the Catalyst system. The presenter should provide Claire Jesse (firstname.lastname@example.org) with names and emails of individuals to solicit along with the date and title of the event to reference in the Catalyst link.
It is necessary to differentiate between peer teaching and other teaching when submitting requests for a survey to be conducted.
The following Division sponsored conferences have an existing structure for gathering evaluations:
Respiratory and Critical Care Conference
The Division sends reminders to presenters about the option to request teaching evaluation for presentations made at the weekly Respiratory and Critical Care Conference in addition to arranging for an individual feedback coach for each presenter.
The Division sends out requests to medical students (and respiratory therapy students when contact information is available) for Student Seminars presented to participants in the clerkship program.
Pulmonary Research Seminar
Conference organizer will remind presenters of the opportunity to request teaching evaluations with follow up from pccmadmi@u.
Other opportunities to obtain peer teaching evaluations may include (but are not limited to) works in progress presentations, CME presentations, grand rounds, or seminars organized by central units or other divisions and departments.