Residency

Tip of the week: Create consequences for trainees who submit paperwork late

Residency Program Insider, June 13, 2014

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The program director, department chair, or graduate medical education (GME) office of the sponsoring institution may consider consequences for residents who submit paperwork late. For example, in my institution, the GME office runs a weeklong incoming resident orientation. There are several online modules the incoming residents must complete before they arrive for the orientation. If they do not complete the modules, residents cannot attend orientation and cannot start their residency. So, for my residents, compliance with deadlines is crucial and follow-up from my office must be timely.
 
This tip is from The Residency Coordinator’s Handbook, Third Edition, by Ruth Nawotniak, MS, C-TAGME.

 



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