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Tip of the week: Review PIF changes

Residency Program Insider, January 19, 2010

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When you begin preparing the program information form (PIF), compare the current version to a completed previous version from your last site visit. Note the differences so that you can clearly see the differences. Frequently, a revised PIF means that you need to modify how you collect data or the evaluation tools that you use. When contemplating the changes you will need to make in your program, ask yourself the following questions:

  • Is our educational program sufficient?
  • Do rotations or assignments need to change?
  • Does the program need additional patient data or procedure documentation?
  • If there were deficiencies during the previous site visit, was it a problem with the program or a problem with the description in the PIF?
  • Does the new version of the PIF allow for more narrative text or less?

 

This week’s tip is adapted from Program Information Form Made Simple by Jeri L. Whitten, C-TAGME, published by HCPro, Inc.. Get it now for a reduced price.



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