Journal of General Internal Medicine

, Volume 14, Issue 9, pp 551–554

A pilot study of peer review in residency training

  • Patricia A. Thomas
  • Kelly A. Gebo
  • David B. Hellmann
Original Articles

DOI: 10.1046/j.1525-1497.1999.10148.x

Cite this article as:
Thomas, P.A., Gebo, K.A. & Hellmann, D.B. J GEN INTERN MED (1999) 14: 551. doi:10.1046/j.1525-1497.1999.10148.x

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To explore the utility of peer review (review by fellow interns or residents in the firm) as an additional method of evaluation in a university categorical internal medicine residency program.

DESIGN/PARTICIPANTS: Senior residents and interns were asked to complete evaluations of interns at the end-of-month ward rotations.

MAIN RESULTS: Response rates for senior residents evaluating 16 interns were 70%; for interns evaluating interns, 35%. Analysis of 177 instruments for 16 interns showed high internal consistency in the evaluations. Factor analysis supported a two-dimensional view of clinical competence. Correlations between faculty, senior resident, and intern assessments of interns were good, although varied by domain.

CONCLUSIONS: An end-of-year attitude survey found that residents gave high ratings to the value of feedback from peers.

Key words

education internal medicine peer evaluation residency training humanism 

Copyright information

© Society of General Internal Medicine 1999

Authors and Affiliations

  • Patricia A. Thomas
    • 1
  • Kelly A. Gebo
    • 1
  • David B. Hellmann
    • 1
  1. 1.the Department of MedicineJohns Hopkins University School of MedicineBaltimore

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