Direct Observation of Procedural Skills (DOPS)
A specific field note to record performance and feedback provided related to the observation of a procedure completed by a Resident. Provided by the Program to the Residents in the form of a logbook.
Field Notes (FN)
A categorized, narrative record of feedback provided by a supervising Preceptor or other health care professional based on direct observation of Resident performance/behavior or case discussion. Provided by the Program to the Residents in the form of a logbook.
In Training Evaluation Report (ITER)
Our program utilizes a variety of weekly, mid and overall rotation ITERs throughout residency to track competency. ITERs are aligned with the set learning objectives for the rotation, the CFPC 6 skill dimensions and relevant EPAs.
Internal Medicine ORITER - Calgary Program
Internal Medicine ORITER - Rural Program
EPA FAQs - Residents
EPA FAQs - Assessors: Off Service Preceptors
EPA FAQs - Assessors: FM Preceptors & Educational Leads
Intra-Partum Field Note (IPFN)
A narrative record of feedback, completed by a supervising Preceptor at the end of a clinical intra-partum experience. Provided by the Program to the Residents in the form of a logbook.
IPFN Guidance Document
Informed Self-Assessment of Progress (iSAP)
A reflective tool completed by Residents ahead of each progress review meeting with their Primary Preceptor.
Patient Centred Skills Form (PCSF) - Calgary Program Only
Completed at the end of the of a patient centred care lab (PCCL) following review of a video consultation of a patient by the Resident. Please visit the PCCL page for more information.
Midterm Review (8 week review) – Calgary Program Only – Informal 15-20 minute meeting between Primary Preceptor and Resident approximately mid-way between progress reviews. A short mid-term review report is completed by the Preceptor at the end of the meeting using One45.
4 Month Progress Review – scheduled meeting between the Resident and Primary Preceptor/Site Director, which occurs generally every 4-5 months over the period of training. Dring this meeting, the Primary Preceptor/Site Direcotr reviews with the Resident, the Resident’s assessment data collected over the previous 4-5 months and provides feedback on how the Primary Preceptor/site Director feeld the Resident is progressing (on track, or not) in relation to the identified set of EPAs and expected level of competency (level of supervision) for the time point at which the review occurs. A progress report is completed at the end of each review, which must be signed by the Resident, Primary Preceptor and Division Director/Site Director.
Please see the Progress Review Process section for more information
American Board of Family Medicine In-Training Examination (USITE)
In the fall of each academic year the Residents write the American Board of Family Medicine In-Training Exam. Residents are scheduled time within academics to complete the online exam. The formative exam gives the Residents an opportunity to assess their progress and to identify any learning gaps. Individual scores are included in the Residents assessment portfolio and shared with their Primary Preceptor/Site Director in order to promote discussion around any areas of weakness or learning needs.
2017 USIT Examination Questions
2017 USIT Examination Answer Key2018 USIT Examination Questions
2018 USIT Examination Answer Key
JAMA Conversion Chart
Online Review Instructions