The UCLA Thoracic Surgery Residency Program holds a two day bootcamp prior to the start of the academic year. This two day intensive program was trialed for trainees from west coast programs and achieved great success.The program will include faculty from UCLA and other institutions. We invite you to review the curriculum for the bootcamp and consider attending this course prior to start of the new academic year.
Residents evaluate the curriculum and faculty performance via anonymous on-line evaluation forms completed at the end of each rotation. The director of the residency program reviews a summary of these evaluations. In addition, formal as well as informal individual meetings between residents and their program directors are conducted throughout the year to provide feedback to both the resident and the Surgery Education Committee.
Our program is designed around the six core competencies established by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education. These six areas serve as the central framework for training and evaluation of our residents.
The Accreditation Council on Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) Board of Directors approved institutional standards for resident duty hours in February 2003, to be implemented by July 2003. Here at UCLA we have taken this charge very seriously. Resident well-being has been a priority not only for the program director, but also for the Dean of Graduate Medical Education.
The residents are asked to document work hours weekly on Medhub. Our residency remains in compliance with the ACGME work hour policy.
Annual event discussing the program with faculty and residents and with an overview of the program.
Thoracic residents are given the Thoracic Surgery Director’s Association (TSDA) In-Training Exam once a year to evaluate residents on their medical knowledge.