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Ask the expert: What should a resident contract contain?

Residency Program Insider, May 5, 2008

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Like any other legal document, a resident contract is imperative to protect the rights of the resident and the organization. The contract should clearly spell out:

  • Acceptance of offer with salary information
  • Responsibilities and duties
  • Benefits such as health, liability, disability insurance, and counseling services (if any)
  • Vacation, sick, and personal time
  • A sexual harassment policy and grievance procedures
  • A substance abuse policy
  • Policies about off-site and external training
  • Work hours and environment guidelines, including dress code
  • Required committee and council participation guidelines
  • Call rooms and on-call meal allowances
  • An unsatisfactory performance and termination clause with appeal information
  • An advancement opportunity policy
  • Certificate, program closure, and restrictive covenants information
  • A non-discrimination clause

This week’s question and answer come from the University of Nebraska Medical Center’s GME Office. For more information on building a resident contract, see HCPro, Inc.’s The Graduate Medical Education Committee Handbook, by Vicki Hamm and contributing author Christine Redovan, MBA. 



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