Cardiology Fellow Evaluation

Rotation:                                                                                       Date:                                                              Attending:



Level of Performance






Needs Improvement

Medical Knowledge

The Fellow is knowledgeable, scholarly, and committed to lifetime learning.

·   Demonstrates a level of knowledge that is consistent with level of training and increases during the course of the rotation

·   Demonstrates knowledge of normal anatomy

·   Provides evidence of outside reading, & conference performance

·   Understands relevant clinical & scientific concepts

·   Applies those concepts


˙    Understands concepts appropriate for the year of training

˙    Is familiar with basic MR physics protocols & MR exams

˙    Presents cases at clinical conferences

˙    Demonstrates sound knowledge of anatomy

˙    Recognizes abnormal findings

˙    Performs appropriate differential dx

˙    Exceeds expectations


˙    Demonstrates appropriate background knowledge to understand the clinical questions, but is not fully able to apply this knowledge

˙    Has occasional difficulty in identifying normal anatomy

˙    Needs more study & practice

˙    Hesitates in discussion of abnormal


˙    Recognizes common cardiovascular findings


˙    Is unable to answer basic questions

˙    Falters or misrepresents cases in report

˙    Appears unprepared at case conferences

˙    Has difficulty in orienting to images

˙    Misses even gross findings

˙    Is unable to recognize common

˙    findings

˙    Does not meet expectations

Overall performance:

      (9)                     (8)                     (7)

      (6)                     (5)                     (4)

      (3)                     (2)                     (1)

Patient Care

The Fellow is provides compassionate, appropriate, and effective care for health problems and makes an effort to promote health.

·   Gathers essential and accurate patient information

·   Develops a diagnostic plan

·   Oversees diagnostic imaging

·   Counsels patients and families

·   Demonstrates knowledge of risks/precautions related to specific MRI procedures


˙    Understands clinical issues and is able to interpret or undertake procedures with the best interest of the patient & referring physician in mind


˙    Hesitates with decisions regarding patient care

˙    Requires close supervision on cases


˙    Is not ready to handle call

˙    Needs further attention before following up with referring physicians

Overall performance:

      (9)                     (8)                     (7)

      (6)                     (5)                     (4)

      (3)                     (2)                     (1)


The Fellow is altruistic and accountable, and adheres to principles of medical ethics by respecting and protecting patient’s best interests.

·   Is reliable and committed  to patient care

·   Interacts well with members of the patient care team

·   Demonstrates altruism, compassion,

honor and integrity


˙    Performs duties conscientiously & enthusiastically

˙    Reports where & when scheduled

˙    Is interested, motivated and engaged in the profession


˙    Performs duties willingly & without complaint

˙    Works well with others generally

˙    Needs to be prompted to follow-up on ideas/problems


˙    Avoids duties and/or complains often

˙    Requires being told what & how to do each task

Overall performance:

      (9)                     (8)                     (7)

      (6)                     (5)                     (4)

      (3)                     (2)                     (1)

Practice-Based Learning & Improvement

The Fellow (1) investigates and evaluates patient care practices, and (2) appraises and assimilates scientific evidence in order to improve practices.

·   Analyzes & performs practice-based improvement in cognitive knowledge, observation & formulation of impressions

·   Demonstrates critical assessment of scientific literature

·   Demonstrates knowledge of evidence-based medicine in practice

·   Uses multiple learning sources and facilitates education of students, peers & other professionals

·   Participates in Q&A


˙    Participates in critical assessment of scientific literature through Journal Club & conferences

˙    Provides sound didactic lectures

˙    Teaches students, peers & other professionals

˙    Makes significant contribution to QA & QI


˙    Is not fully participant in Journal Club

˙    Is peripherally involved in teaching students, peers & other professionals

˙    Participates in QA & QI activities


˙    Does not participate in Journal Club or demonstrate assessment of scientific literature

˙    Does not participate in teaching

˙    Does not participate in QA & QI activities

Overall performance:

      (9)                     (8)                     (7)

      (6)                     (5)                     (4)

      (3)                     (2)                     (1)

Systems-Based Practice

The Fellow understands healthcare practice.

·   Understands the role and is competent in the use of computers, information systems, physics support, risk management, film room & PACS System

·   Demonstrates a knowledge of, and applies appropriateness criteria & other cost-effective healthcare principles to professional practice


˙    Utilizes departmental resources appropriately

˙    Has a good understanding of the purpose of extra-departmental resources

˙    Uses online resources to assist decisions regarding patient care


˙    Able to use online & information systems resources but is hesitant about extra-departmental support


˙    Provides no evidence of using technology to assist in patient care

˙    Is unclear on the proper function of information systems & extra-departmental support

Overall performance:

      (9)                     (8)                     (7)

      (6)                     (5)                     (4)

      (3)                     (2)                     (1)

Interpersonal/Communication Skills

The Fellow communicates and teaches effectively.

·   Communicates with personnel, including peers, faculty, support staff, referring physicians & other housestaff members

·   Is helpful and proficient in the consultative role

·   Demonstrates skills in obtaining informed consent


˙    Has excellent interactions with ancillary personnel

˙    Demonstrates a good understanding of the diverse nature of the healthcare environment

˙    Able to consult with referring physicians

˙    Works well as member of a team


˙    Has good interaction with faculty,

other attendings & peers, but

appears uncomfortable in dealing

with technologists, nurses, support

staff and patients


˙    Is neutral, negative, or even abusive

to colleagues and/or staff

˙    Receives complaints from patients or staff

Overall performance:

      (9)                     (8)                     (7)

      (6)                     (5)                     (4)

      (3)                     (2)                     (1)






Medical Knowledge





Patient Care










Practice-Based Learning & Improvement





Systems-Based Practice





Interpersonal/Communication Skills