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Evaluations & Rating Guide

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Evaluation Determines Exam Eligibility

Program directors and administrators will fill out FasTrack® evaluation to determine residents' and fellows' eligibility for initial certification in Internal Medicine and the subspecialties. Eligibility for certification is based upon the successful completion of training requirements and an evaluation of competence by the training program. Trainees must be evaluated satisfactorily each academic year of training in order to be admitted to ABIM's Certification examinations.

Important Note

Prioritize your evaluations so that graduating trainees are evaluated first as this final evaluation will be required for ABIM Certification.

FasTrack Rating Guide

Six ACGME/ABMS Competencies:

The resident/fellow is demonstrating satisfactory development of the knowledge, skill and attitudes/behaviors needed to advance in training. S/he is demonstrating a learning trajectory that anticipates the achievement of competency for unsupervised practice that includes the delivery of safe, effective, patient-centered, timely, efficient and equitable care.

Six ACGME/ABMS Competencies*
Components and Ratings Residents/Fellows:
Not Final Year of Training
Residents/Fellows:
Final Year of Training

* The six required competencies are: (1) patient care and procedural skills, (2) medical knowledge, (3) practice-based learning and improvement, (4) interpersonal and communication skills, (5) professionalism and (6) systems-based practice.

At the discretion of the program director, training in the final year may be extended as necessary to achieve satisfactory ratings in overall clinical competence and/or the six ACGME/ABMS competencies.

Yes Full credit Full credit
Conditional on Improvement Full credit No credit; must achieve satisfactory rating before receiving credit
No Full credit No credit; must repeat year

Overall Clinical Competence

This rating represents the assessment of the resident/fellow's development of overall clinical competence during this year of training:

Overall Clinical Competence
Components and Ratings Residents/Fellows:
Not Final Year of Training
Residents/Fellows:
Final Year of Training
* At the discretion of the program director, training in the final year may be extended as necessary to achieve satisfactory ratings in overall clinical competence and/or the six general competencies.
Satisfactory or Superior Full credit Full credit
Conditional on Improvement Full credit No credit; must achieve satisfactory rating before receiving credit*
Unsatisfactory No credit; must repeat year No credit; must repeat year

Questions? Contact ABIM's Tracking Department at tracking@abim.org or 1-800-441-2246.