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

| June 19, 2015 | 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 close our series by taking a look at Professionalism.

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

III.B.6. Professionalism: The Sponsoring Institution must provide systems for education in and monitoring of:

III.B.6.a) residents’/fellows’ and core faculty members’ fulfillment of educational and professional responsibilities, including scholarly pursuits.

Questions to ask yourself:

  • Do have a document or policy that spells out the educational and professional responsibilities of both faculty and residents?
  • How do you educate residents and faculty in professionalism?
  • How do you monitor professionalism in your programs?

III.B.6.b) accurate completion of required documentation by residents/fellows; and,

Questions to ask yourself:

  • Do your residents (and faculty) complete surveys, evaluations and other GME specific tasks in a timely fashion?
  • Do you have a system for tracking compliance? Do you review the data regularly?

III.B.6.c) identification of resident/fellow mistreatment.

Questions to ask yourself:

  • Are instances of mistreatment discussed at the GMEC?
  • Do you have a system for reporting and tracking such mistreatment?
  • How do you educate residents and faculty on what is considered mistreatment in your hospital system?
  • How does the GMEC monitor mistreatment?