For trainees, information ‘gaps are closing’

With the dismissal of residents from training programs having led to well-known tragedies, the most recent in pathology just a year ago, attention is being paid to the importance of ensuring residents’ well-being and properly handling remediation, probation, and dismissal.

The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education has strengthened its requirements for what kind of information residency programs must share about residents’ performance. The ACGME’s common program requirements, last revised in June 2013, say “a program director must provide timely verification of residency education and summative performance evaluations for residents who may leave the program prior to completion.”

My latest in CAP TODAY’s Put it On the Board section. Read the whole shebang.