Tip of the week: Program coordinator boot camp basics

Residency Program Insider, June 16, 2009

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Program coordinator roles vary greatly among institutions, but at minimum, the coordinator should take responsibility for the following:

  • Develop a close working relationship with the program director—think team concept
  • Respond to requests for information on a timely basis
  • Give advice if asked for
  • Anticipate program director’s needs for documentation for meetings
  • Have solutions available when problems are presented
  • Have analysis ready when reporting data
  • Support the program director’s decisions
  • Know the program requirements, competencies, curriculum, and how all three interact
  • Take an active role in the interview process
  • Take an active role in curriculum development
  • Use your expertise to advise and counsel residents and faculty
  • Understand and support the vision of the program director
  • Be a proactive learner

Today’s tip is from “Program Coordinator Bootcamp: I’ve Said Yes, Now What?” presented by Ruth H. Nawotniak, MS, C-TAGME. Get more information on HCPro’s 4th Annual Residency Program Management Workshop to be held Oct. 22-23 in Atlanta.

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