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Ask the expert: How can we find participants to sit on the institution's internal review committee?

Residency Program Insider, March 10, 2009

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If you are having a hard time finding volunteers for internal review committees, ask program directors to help find some for you. Identify which programs have not participated in an internal review recently and request that those program directors ask their faculty members, residents, or program coordinators to serve on a committee.

Don’t forget to include program coordinators on the internal review committee. Their insight into how to manage program documentation can play a critical role in determining if the program under review has all of their documentation up to an ACGME site visitor’s standards.

However, when forming the committee, try not to have more than one person from the same program—diversity is beneficial during the internal review process.

Today’s question and answer are adapted from Internal Review Made Simple by Robin E. Graham, MD, FACS.



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