AVB Training Program Details:
Evaluation of Trainee Performance
The program faculty preceptor and the trainee's thesis committee have the primary responsibility for evaluating trainee performance. Evaluations are based on academic performance in didactic courses, laboratory productivity, thesis research project, and written and oral skills in presenting results. A member of the Internal Advisory Committee is in attendance at all thesis committee meetings to aid in programmatic assessment of trainee progress.
The faculty preceptor has the major responsibility for evaluating the trainee's performance. The preceptor will base evaluation on: 1) the trainee's demonstrated ability to develop scientific hypotheses and to test these at the lab bench; 2) on effectively communicating the results of experiments in written and oral form, and iii) on the potential success of the trainee as an independent investigator. Trainee seminars will be evaluated by attendees who mark questionnaires distributed at the beginning of the presentation. The program director and co-director will have input based on evaluation of manuscripts and abstracts prepared by the trainee. The Internal Advisory Committee will meet with the program faculty every 6 months to review trainee performance, and recommend any appropriate adjustments.