In Depth: Resident/Fellow Learning and Working Environment – Part 3 of 6

| September 29, 2014 | Print Article

The institutional requirements were aligned to follow the six CLER focus areas. Over the next few months, we will take a look at each of the six learning and working environment requirements and provide some questions for you to think about in order to gauge how well you meet the requirement. This week we will take a look at transitions in care.

III.B. The Sponsoring Institution is responsible for the oversight and documentation of resident/fellow engagement in:

III.B.3. Transitions of care: The Sponsoring Institution must:

III.B.3.a) facilitate professional development for core faculty members and residents/fellows regarding effective transitions of care; and

Questions to ask yourself:

  • What activities do you provide for your faculty and residents on appropriate transitions of care?

III.B.3.b) ensure that participating sites engage residents/fellows in standardized transitions of care consistent with the setting and type of patient care.

Questions to ask yourself:

  • Do your programs have a standardized transition of care policy?
  • Do the sites that your residents rotate to have standard transitions of care policy?
  • Do your residents follow the policy?
  • What monitoring mechanisms does the GMEC use to ensure residents are engaged and involved in standardized transitions of care?