Assessment of a resident's progress is based on monthly evaluations submitted to the program director by the faculty. Other considerations in determination of decisions regarding promotion include a clinical evaluation exercise, quality and timely completion of medical records, attendance and participation in conferences, performance in the ambulatory area, performance on tests and scholarly activities.
Demonstration of scholarly activity is an important component of training. St. Luke's staff expects each resident to become an avid reader of medical literature. Competence searching medical literature on the computer is essential. Each PGY-3 is also expected to present a Clinico-Pathological discussion of an unknown case they are given.
All residents are encouraged to identify a topic suitable for presentation in abstract form to the Associate's Poster Competition of the American College of Physicians, held annually at the Lake of the Ozarks. St. Luke's is proud of our residents' performance in this annual event where each year we have 10 - 12 high-quality presentations. This year we won both 2nd and 3rd places in the clinical case competition.