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Tip of the week: Conduct effect program director interviews during the internal review

Residency Program Insider, August 9, 2011

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Usually, the final internal review committee interview is with the program director and frequently, the program coordinator. The chairperson needs to foster a discussion about how the program attended to the following items:

  • Prior citations and concerns
  • Noted areas of noncompliance with program requirements
  • Critical points brought up by faculty or residents, and other issues
  • During the interview the program director must provide documentation showing how he or she is correcting prior citations and showing progress made on any action plans.

The program director should also advise the committee of any problems he or she feels the committee should address. Sometimes the program director is aware of deficiencies but has not been able to correct them. Rather than hoping that the internal review committee identifies the problems, he or she may ask that the committee note the deficiencies and assist in developing an action plan for correction. For program directors to be comfortable with this, they must understand that the internal review is for internal use only and that the main goal is to assist the program. This is an important concern that all GMECs should stress.

This week’s tip is from Internal Review Made Simple.
 



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