Resident Responsibilities and Requirements

Residents will conform to the requirements delineated for them by the Designated Institutional Officer, the Program Director, and the Hospital’s Medical Education Committee. Residents will participate in this process utilizing the following methods:

  1. Discussions with the Program Director and/or Assistant Program Director regarding progress in meeting the goals and objectives of the training program (scheduled formally, twice per year).
  2. Each resident must complete a written “Service Evaluation” and an evaluation of attending faculty at the end of each month’s rotation and submit it to the Medical Education Department.
  3. The resident will attend those committee meetings to which he/she has been assigned by the Program Director or DIO (these may include Medicine Peer Review, Rapid Response/Code Blue, Quality Improvement and Patient Safety, Code Stroke, Utilization Review, etc.)
  4. The resident will take the annual In-service Training Exam and meet annually with the Program Director or the Associate Program Director to discuss the results.
  5. The resident will comply with the ACGME research requirements as assigned by the Program Director.
  6. The resident will attend all required didactic sessions to maintain the minimum attendance requirement of 80%
  7. The resident must obtain an educational limited license and controlled substance license in the state of Michigan prior to the start of residency (the fee is covered by the program). Residents can continue on an educational license for the duration of the residency but in order to moonlight, residents must obtain a full Michigan license and DEA number, which is at the residents’ own cost.
  8. Residents must complete and pass COMLEX or USMLE Step 3 by the end of the first year of residency training.
  9. The resident must complete the annual ACGME-ADS survey.
  10. Residents must abide by all of the Basic Standards for Residency Training in Internal Medicine provided by the ACGME.
  11. Residents must abide by all institutional policies and procedures as described in the House Staff Manual.

Didactic attendance policy

  1. 80% attendance at all didactic sessions while on rotations at HFMH or local out-patient rotations
  2. Morbidity & Mortality Review occurs twice per month and should be attended 100% while on rotations at HFMH or local out-patient rotations (unless on rotation at HFH)
  3. ICU and Night Float rotations are exempt from select didactic sessions
  4. Any absence must be discussed with the Program Director.
  5. Attendance records will be kept in the Medical Education office.