Residency

Tip of the Week: Treat faculty orientation like resident orientation

Residency Program Insider, February 7, 2012

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Residents should not be the only in-coming program members to have a thorough and detail-driven start to entering a program.

Set a tone for the program with consistency in orientation. Program directors must discuss and reiterate the educational mission of the program during the interview to help drive home how important personnel take medical education.

Program directors should meet with new hires to re-emphasize their role in relation to the program and director’s expectations.  Other topics to cover should also include:

·         Relationship between education and service

·         Importance of feedback

·         Timely completion of resident evaluations

·         Compliance with duty hour regulations

·         Program policies and procedures

·         Program curriculum

Program directors should follow up with face-to-face discussions on many items articulated in the program’s faculty handbook, including the use of the program’s tracking/evaluation system.

This week’s tip is from The Residency Coordinator’s Handbook, Second Edition by Ruth Nawotniak, MS, C-TAGME.

 



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