Residency

Tip of the week: Use team approach for department/program orientation

Residency Program Insider, December 20, 2011

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Department and program orientation for a resident is an important first step in the journey for a resident within his or her department. Management personnel should reflect this importance by becoming involved in the proceedings.

The program coordinator should make orientation mandatory to bring all residents together once in the same forum. The coordinator and program director should review a basic overview of the program; however, more faces should be involved.

Invitations should be sent to the department chair (to talk about own views of medical education and how it fits the department), chief administrative resident (to address residents on team expectations and professionalism) and all site directors (to discuss expectations and processes specific to their hospital).

This week’s tip is from Residency Coordinator’s Handbook, Second Edition by Ruth Nawotniak, MS, C-TAGME



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