In 2001 and 2002, investigators at Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Conn., developed a training program to provide faculty physicians in internal medicine residency programs with evaluation tools and training in the skills needed to assess the clinical competencies of residents under their supervision.
Under this project, investigators carried out a pilot study to determine the feasibility of the training program.
Forty clinician educators participated in the pilot study. They were divided into an intervention group and a control group.
The intervention group attended an intensive four-day training course. The control group were given copies of a toolkit, but did not attend the training course. Both groups were asked to record their individual and program goals.