Residency Programs

Supporting residency programs is what T-Res does best. It provides important information to the residents, and also the Program Director, that can only come from the residents themselves. Web and mobile data collection options integrated with our reporting component provide a solid, easy-to-use tool for residents and Directors alike. Standardization of the major input fields within a discipline allows for “benchmark” stats and comparison reports.

We will customize a version that fits your needs. Choose from our extensive library of fields to ensure that you collect all the information that is important to you — no more, no less. Our library has over 100 options including memory flags, self evaluations, preceptor evaluations and fields to create a portfolio of learning experiences.

Download our brochure (PDF) for more information on how T-Res can benefit your program.



Identify gaps in experience
One of the key strengths of T-Res is that it is possible to see what experience an individual learner has. This can be compared to goals to determine for an individual, or a program overall, if there are gaps in experience that need to be addressed.

Reflective learning
T-Res is a kind of journal and allows learners to enter experience and key learning moments. This journaling can be a reflection on the day and helps solidify the learning that has happened.

Improved communication
We know that Program Directors often use the information in T-Res to focus the regular discussions with learners. When concrete information is available about what someone has done and what they thought about it, the discussion can be much more productive, focused and effective.

Program Improvement and Accreditation
As learners pass through the program, the information collected in T-Res paints a picture of the kind of experience the program provides. T-Res includes reports so that the overall character of the program (and each faculty) can be reviewed and may even be compared to benchmarks created from the anonymous average of all programs sharing the same configuration.



The O-SCORE (Ottawa Surgical Competency Operating Room Evaluation) is a tool for the assessment of a surgical trainee's performance during a specific operative procedure. The development and psychometric analysis of the O-SCORE has been published in a peer reviewed medical education journal.1

The Electronic O-SCORE version was developed in collaboration with two of the creators of the original O-SCORE (Wade Gofton, M.D., M.Ed., FRCSC & Nancy Dudek M.D., M.Ed., FRCPC).

Surgeons who typically assess the performance of surgical trainees during operative procedures may use this scale with relatively little training. These surgeon assessors should familiarize themselves with the O-SCORE before starting their assessments. Surgeon assessors need to note that they are being asked to only assess the trainee's performance on this particular case. Surgeon assessors should expect to indicate low ratings for trainees who are not yet competent to do a given procedure. As well, trainees should be informed that they should expect low ratings when they are learning how to do a given procedure.

It is important that cases being evaluated are determined prior to starting the case. This will allow the resident to log the case (which initiates the evaluation so it can be completed immediately following the case). This will also allow the staff surgeon to assess the early aspects of the case (pre-procedure plan and case preparation). Finally, it also reminds the assessor that they should be allowing the trainee to do as much as possible in order to allow for a complete assessment.


  1. Gofton WT, Dudek NL, Wood TJ, Balaa F, Hamstra SJ. The Ottawa surgical competency operating room evaluation (O-SCORE): a tool to assess surgical competence. Academic Medicine 2012;87(10):1401-1407.

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