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Make termination decisions confidently with PIPs

Residency Program Alert, December 1, 2009

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Terminating a problem resident is stressful for program
directors. Not only is making such a decision that
so greatly affects a person’s career emotionally taxing,
but program directors must also manage the complicated
legal implications of firing a resident.
If termination is not handled correctly, the program
director and hospital can face litigation initiated by the
fired resident.
Although program directors drive the process to fire a
resident, they often lack the expertise to address legal aspects
of the process, says David Elizardi, MD, cardiovascular
disease training program director at the Ochsner
Medical Center in New Orleans.

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