In Depth: Resident/Fellow Learning and Working Environment – Part 4 of 6

| November 17, 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 month we will take a look at Supervision.


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


III.B.4. Supervision: The Sponsoring Institution must oversee:


III.B.4.a) supervision of residents/fellows consistent with institutional and program-specific policies; and,


Questions to ask yourself:


  • Are your policies updated?
  • Are faculty and residents aware of the supervision policy?
  • How does the GMEC oversee resident supervision?
  • How does the GMEC document its oversight of supervision?


III.B.4.b) mechanisms by which residents/fellows can report inadequate supervision in a protected manner that is free from reprisal.


Questions to ask yourself:


  • Do you have a process that residents may use to report inadequate supervision?
  • How is the resident protected from reprisal?
  • How does the GMEC handle reports of inadequate supervision?
  • How does the GMEC document reports of inadequate supervision?