The Balanced Scorecard Approach
Fellows undertake a balanced scorecard approach to self assessment, identifying where goals have been met, where they are proceeding as planned, and where they are delayed or deficient. These goals cover both core curricular content as well as progress along their scholarly project.
A core component of the balanced scorecard approach to evaluation is that it focuses on goals/milestones and allows for continual assessment of status. Rotation feedback and feedback during mentorship meetings may then be applied to the instrument.
The program director will be responsible for ensuring that fellows have an individualized learning plan in place that combines core curricula, electives, and scholarly activity. The curricula will map to milestones once they are in place for clinical informatics, and these will be reviewed every six months at core competency committee meetings.
Associate program directors who are responsible for overseeing the mentorship of assigned fellows will meet with fellows no less frequently than every four weeks, in which case milestones may be assessed and evaluated in a more continuous fashion.
Milestones will be documented in the profile of the learner and available for review at each competency assessment stage.