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Ask the expert: What should I include in my resident handbook?

Residency Program Insider, January 28, 2008

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Consider including the following documents in your resident handbook:

  • Policies and procedures for residents
  • Procedures for each service
  • Call policies and procedures
  • Due process policies 
  • Instructions for procedure diagnosis and tracking
  • Goals and objectives for all rotations
  • A list of the ACGME core competencies
  • Sample evaluation forms
  • Instructions on resident portfolios
  • Instructions for all relevant information systems, with log-in information

More information about resident scholarly activities can be found in HCPro, Inc.'s The Residency Coordinator's Handbook by Dianna Otterstad, BA, available here.



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