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Tip of the week: How to make resident employment contracts easy to navigate

Residency Program Insider, April 4, 2014

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All accredited residency programs must have an agreement in place that outlines the terms and conditions of the resident’s employment. It is important that both parties sign this contract—the resident and a representative from the program. The representative is usually either the program director or a department head, but the DIO or other upper-level administrators may also sign the contract. By creating and signing the resident contract, the institution agrees to abide by the contents of the contract.
 
These contracts can be very long. Make your contract easy to navigate by high- lighting the major topics with bold print. Not only does it make it a lot easier for the site visitor to find the required areas during an ACGME site visit, but it also makes it easy for anyone else reading the contract to find them too!
 
This tip is from The Graduate Medical Education Committee Handbook, by Vicki Hamm.



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