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Department of surgery

Division of Vascular Surgery Fellowship Program


Evaluation, Promotion and Termination


Each fellow is evaluated by the teaching faculty on a semi-annual basis. The fellow is evaluated with respect to the six ACGME core competencies:

  • Patient care (clinical and technical skills, as well as judgment)
  • Medical knowledge
  • Practice-based learning and improvement
  • Interpersonal and communication skills
  • Professionalism
  • Systems-based practice

A standardized written evaluation from each faculty member is completed and placed in the fellow’s file.


Both the first and second year fellows are reviewed semiannually, individually by each faculty member and at a meeting of the teaching faculty of the Division of Vascular Surgery of Temple University School of Medicine. During these meetings, each fellow is discussed in depth. For each fellow, their evaluations are discussed as well as their attendance at mandatory Thursday morning conferences, departmental grand rounds, and morbidity and mortality conferences. Successful completion of their administrative duties and overall performance are also discussed. It is at these meetings that the decision to advance fellows to the next year is made. A composite evaluation is made of each vascular fellow and signed by the Program Director.


The Program Director meets with each fellow twice a year. During that meeting, their overall performance and composite evaluation is discussed and signed by the fellow.


All fellows are expected to meet their administrative obligations without delay. These include:

  • Completion of medical record dictations
  • Submission of monthly time sheets
  • Timely submission of weekly case listings and morbidity reports
  • A listing of all cases performed at the end of the year

Based upon the above evaluations, fellows may be promoted to the next level, asked to repeat a year, asked to participate in a special remedial program, placed on academic probation, provided with psychological counseling, dismissed, or not granted a certificate of successful completion of the fellowship.


A written evaluation for each resident who completes the program is performed. This evaluation verifies that the resident has demonstrated sufficient professional ability to practice competently and independently. This evaluation is signed by the fellowship director at the completion of the fellowship and becomes a permanent part of the fellow’s record.


A sample of the Fellow Evaluation Form can be viewed at the following link:


Fellow Evaluation Form