Residency

Ask the expert: What documentation is needed when a resident is on probation?

Residency Program Insider, August 18, 2009

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If a resident’s actions do not improve through remediation, or in extremely egregious offenses, you may have to place the resident on probation. Probation is extremely serious as it will stay with the resident’s record throughout his or her career. If you decide to put a resident on probation, you should have the following in writing:

  • Descriptions of specific behaviors or areas of professional concern (i.e. evaluations)
  • Specific remediation steps
  • Specific probationary period
  • Specific changes to resident status, schedule, or privileges
  • Due process
  • How and when the resident’s status will change

This week’s question and answer are from The Complete Residency Program Management Guide, published by HCPro, Inc. in Marblehead, MA.



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