Tip of the Month: August 2013

Did you know the revised ACGME Institutional Requirements change the Resident
Appointment/Contract requirements? Those changes are not effective until July 2014, but now is the time to revise the contracts for 2014-15, to have the version available for
candidates who arrive for interviews in just a few short months.

What changed?  The words in italics, below, are new or revised.

  • No more vague references to the required elements.  The contract “must directly contain or provide a reference…” (IR IV.B.2)
  • Specify “conditions for reappointment and promotion to a subsequent PGY level”
  • Include “timely notice of the effect of leave(s) on the ability of residents/fellows to satisfy requirements for program completion”
  • reference “information related to eligibility for specialty board examinations”

Carefully examine your resident contract to ensure that all the “old” requirements are included.  See ACGME Institutional Requirements, approved June 8, 2013; Section IV.B.

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