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Ask the expert: What items should be included in first-year resident handbooks/resident manual?

Residency Program Insider, January 11, 2011

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Include the following information in your first-year resident handbooks:

  • Residents’ and fellows’ pager numbers
  • Faculty members’ pager numbers and e-mail addresses at sponsoring and participating institutions
  • Administrative support staff pager numbers and extensions
  • Weekly resident schedule for sponsoring and participating institutions
  • Rotation schedules by postgraduate year level
  • Directions to all hospitals where residents rotate
  • Admission and discharge orders
  • Operative and procedure note instructions
  • Commonly prescribed medicines and dosages
  • ACGME common duty hour standards
  • Summaries of daily required rotation duties
  • Operative reports and discharge summaries
  • ACGME Case Log System
  • Resident research timeline
  • Hospital/departmental committees
  • Library and hospital Internet access login and password information
  • Career planning resources


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