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OBGYN Residency Program Director - AMITA Health Chicago

Job Description / Duties

  1. The general duties and responsibilities of the residency program director :


  1. Ensure an educational experience that will enable resident physicians to obtain the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to independently practice obstetrics and gynecology and prepare for board certification.


  2. Develop, modify as necessary and conduct the residency program in

    accordance with and as defined by the program requirements of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) in order to ensure the highest quality education and to maintain continued full program accreditation. Should the program receive citation(s), warning or probation, the PD will engage whatever AMITA system resources necessary to maintain full accreditation.


  3. Define for the AMITA system administration, GMEC and department leadership the faculty, facilities, support services, equipment, educational and financial resources necessary to create a learning environment maximally conducive to achieving the educational goals and objectives of the program.


  1. Program Director Qualifications (minimum qualifications):


  1. At least five-years' experience following residency/fellowship as a clinician, administrator and educator in OBGYN or its subspecialties.


  2. Understand the significant time commitment and professional dedication  necessary to provide the education of the programs resident physicians in all clinical and academic fields of obstetrics, gynecology, and office practice.


  3. Demonstration of ongoing involvement in clinical practice, regional and national professional organizations and scientific societies, and scholarly activities as evidenced by academic publications and presentations. Participation in the educational opportunities provided by the Council on Resident Education in Obstetrics and Gynecology (CREOG) and those sponsored by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG)in support of resident education, including ACOG’s Junior Fellow program and activities.


  4. Certification /maintenance of certification (MOC) by ABOG, AOBOG, or appropriate equivalent educational qualifications throughout one’s tenure as PD.


  5. An unrestricted license to practice medicine in the state of Illinois.


  6. An appointment in good standing and active clinical privileges on the medical staff of an AMITA hospital.


  1. Duties and Responsibilities


    Directing a residency program requires a significant commitment to graduate medical education in general and to the educational welfare of a program’s residents specifically. At all times, the program director must be thoroughly knowledgeable of  and uphold institutional policies and practices with respect to graduate medical education and of the ACGME’s program requirements.


  1. Program administration Specifics


  1. Have appropriate independent authority granted by the hospital administration, GMEC and/or DIO to oversee and organize the multiple activities of the educational program.


  2. Direct the selection and supervision of the Assistant Program Director, Academic Program Specialist/Coordinator, teaching staff and other program personnel at the sponsoring institution and at each outside participating site.


  3. Work closely with the site director at each participating site to define and obtain from the department and institution the educational and other resources, commitment and active involvement of the teaching faculty necessary to conduct resident education.


  4. Work collegially with other PDs, chairs and faculty within the sponsoring institution to develop non-ob-gyn clinical and educational rotations.  


  5. Work effectively with the AMITA systems Designated Institutional Official (DIO) to ensure the program’s compliance with all institutional accreditation expectations, to obtain necessary support and resource allocation for the program,

    and to personally participate in the institution’s Graduate Medical Education Committee (GMEC) .  


  1. Program Educational/ACGME Requirement Compliance


    1. 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.


    2. Design and implement a comprehensive, well-organized and effective curriculum of obstetrics, gynecology, and office practice, including scholarly activity and research.  


    3. 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.


    4. 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.


    5. Define criteria and parameters by which residents are able to be given direct and increasing responsibility for patient care.


    6. Develop a process, where educationally and clinically appropriate, to credential residents to perform certain tasks or procedures independently in the care of patients.


    7. 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.


    8. 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.


    9. Annual program evaluation by residents and faculty must be performed to determine the ongoing educational quality and effectiveness of the program. 


    10. 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 procedures.


    11. 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.


    12. Oversee and update as necessary the program, institution and ACGME policies for resident appointment and reappointment, promotion, disciplinary actions, non-renewal of contracts and dismissal. 


    13. 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.


    14. Regularly monitor all resident duty hours. Provide education regarding fatigue identification and management.


    15. 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.


    16. Communicate and interact as appropriate with the ACGME in all requirements and policy matters pertinent to the program, it’s accreditation and residency education. 


    17. Oversee and ensure the submission by the residents of complete and accurate case experience data to the ACGME Resident Case Log System.


    18. Complete the program’s ACGME Accreditation Data System (ADS)

      required annual information update in collaboration with the Academic Program Specialist/Coordinator.


    19. Complete and sign documents required by the ABOG/AOA/AOBOG attesting to residents program completion and competence as required for the Board Certification process.


    20. With the department members, plan an annual event honoring residency program graduates and faculty/attending physician achievement award recipients.




  1. Program Director Time/Compensation Requirements


    A program director must devote and be granted and compensated from the institution a minimum of 20-30 hours per week for residency program administrative and teaching activities. This time requirement should be viewed separately from clinical activities. 

    Clinical activities are not intended to support or offset the PD’s residency administrative and teaching compensation.  It is understood that program director time commitment may extend into evenings and weekend days. The above will vary depending on program size, resident numbers and PD experience. 

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Steven Svoboda

VP Medical Education & DIO

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