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Tip of the week: Include residents and faculty in site visit preparation

Residency Program Insider, February 8, 2011

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You cannot tell a good story about your program without faculty and residents. Draw them into this process. It is your collective program.

Although the ACGME frowns on “preparing” residents and faculty for site visitors’ questions, the site visit provides an excellent time for educating your residents and faculty about quality improvement and the values of the accreditation process. Begin with making certain they are aware of all requirements and how your program fulfills the requirements.

Encourage residents and faculty to answer surveyors’ questions honestly and factually. Don’t tell your residents and faculty what you expect them to say and don’t imply that there will be negative consequences for anyone who speaks up about an issue. Be a model for the honesty and transparency you expect from this process.

This week’s tip is from Insider’s Guide to the ACGME Site Visit.
 



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