Be thoroughly knowledgeable and
compliant of the current and per iodic revisions of the "Program
Requirement’s for Residency Education in Obstetrics and Gynecology" as
written, approved and published by the ACGME.
Design and implement a
comprehensive, well-organized and effective curriculum of obstetrics, gynecology, and office practice, including scholarly
activity and research.
Define the program’s rotations goals
and objectives guiding residents to
achieve proficiency in the 6 areas of Competency (patient care, medical knowledge, practice- based learning
and improvement, interpersonal and communication skills, professionalism and
systems-based practices) and the 28 milestones.
Provide for the supervision of
residents by qualified teaching faculty through well-defined, explicit and agreed
upon supervisory lines of patient care responsibility. Such guidelines must be
distributed to and clearly understood by all residents, teaching faculty,
nurses and other involved health care-providing personnel.
Define criteria and parameters by
which residents are able to be given direct and increasing responsibility for
Develop a process, where
educationally and clinically appropriate, to credential residents to perform
certain tasks or procedures independently in the care of patients.
Regular and comprehensive competency and milestones-based evaluation of
resident performance and progress in meeting the programs educational goals and
objectives and in acquiring the skills required for independent practice.
Annual faculty performance
evaluation to include a review of their teaching abilities; clinical knowledge,
skills and professional attributes; scholarly activities; and commitment to the
educational program and resident professional development.
Annual program evaluation by
residents and faculty must be performed to determine the ongoing educational
quality and effectiveness of the
Ensure annual participation in the
National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) and be knowledgeable of the NRMP
rules, regulations and violation definitions as described in its "Match
Participation Agreement", and of all participation dates , deadlines and
Oversee the entire process of
application document review, interviews and NRMP rank list determination to
include the participation of the PD, department chair, faculty, residents and
residency program coordinator.
Oversee and update as necessary the
program, institution and ACGME policies for resident appointment and
reappointment, promotion, disciplinary actions, non-renewal of contracts and
Ensure the program’s educational and learning objectives are
not compromised by excessive reliance on residents to fulfill clinical service
obligations and that residents are supervised at all times by qualified faculty
to ensure both patient safety and resident well-being.
Regularly monitor all
resident duty hours. Provide education
regarding fatigue identification and management.
Ensure through institutional
collaboration that all necessary food
services, sleep rooms, patient care support services, medical
records, information services, personal security/safety measures, etc., are
provided to residents.
Communicate and interact as
appropriate with the ACGME in
all requirements and policy matters pertinent
to the program, it’s accreditation and residency
Oversee and ensure the submission by
the residents of complete and accurate case experience data to the ACGME
Resident Case Log System.
Complete the program’s ACGME
Accreditation Data System (ADS)
required annual information update in collaboration with the
Academic Program Specialist/Coordinator.
Complete and sign documents required
by the ABOG/AOA/AOBOG attesting to residents program completion and competence
as required for the Board Certification process.
With the department members, plan an
annual event honoring residency program graduates and faculty/attending
physician achievement award recipients.