Residency

Tip of the week: Accepting transfer residents

Residency Program Insider, May 3, 2011

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Accepting transfer residents can present several challenges for residency programs, including evaluating potential transfer residents and acculturating transfers to a new program, facility, and faculty members.
Residency programs can help make resident transfers go more smoothly:

  • Be sensitive to how accepting a transfer resident will affect your program, as well as the program from which the transfer is leaving
  • Consider whether filling a vacancy in your program is necessary
  • Plan ahead to collect the necessary documents from the transfer resident
  • Compare the resident's previous program requirements to your program requirements to plan the resident's schedule
  • Develop an individualized orientation
  • Pair transfer residents with current residents who can help them adjust to the program


This week’s tip is from Residency Program Alert.
 



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