Residency

Tip of the week: Utilize institutional documents when completing your PIF

Residency Program Insider, March 24, 2009

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Residency program directors and coordinators typically submit annual reports to the designated institutional official and Graduate Medical Education Committee. The annual reports may include information on the following:

  • Recruitment metrics
  • Accreditation status
  • Progress in addressing any citations or concerns
  • Exam score trends (both in-training and boards)
  • Scholarly activity of residents and faculty
  • Patient safety and quality projects
  • Internal reviews
  • Annual program evaluation
  • Duty hours reports


Because these reports are completed at the end of each academic year, it provides the program director with an ongoing history of the program, which can be used when filling out the program information form (PIF). These reports outline how the program evaluated all aspects of the educational process, what changes were made to improve education, what areas of the program need improvement, and what areas are doing well.

Additionally, these reports are evidence of institutional oversight of the program; make them available for the site visitor during a RRC review.

This week’s tip is from Program Information Form Made Simple: A Guide to Completing the ACGME PIF by Jeri L. Whitten, C-TAGME.



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