The University of Arizona/UPHK Graduate Medical Education Consortium provides training, in association and cooperation with its affiliated participating institutions, in graduate medical education programs that meet the standards established by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) and its Residency Review Committees. Completion of the training qualifies the participant for certification by a specialty board recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS).
All participants in graduate medical education programs sponsored by The University of Arizona/UPHK Graduate Medical Education Consortium must meet the eligibility requirements as outlined in the ACGME Institutional Requirements.
Duties and Responsibilities
The resident will:
- Participate in the clinical evaluation and care of patients in a variety of patient care settings with sufficient frequency to achieve the competencies required by their discipline under the direct supervision of the attending staff. Residents may write orders and progress notes in patient charts, although attending physicians retain responsibility for the care of patients seen by residents and must review the care of their patients.
- Perform procedures, which are specified by each program director, under the direct supervision of attending physician. Resident may only perform those procedures for which the attending physician has privileges. Once the resident has performed the appropriate number of procedures in a competent fashion the program director will provide notification that the resident is eligible to be certified to perform the procedure without direct supervision.
- Assume progressive responsibility for patient care activities according to resident’s level of education, ability and experience. The program director and the attending staff will determine the resident’s level of responsibility and autonomy.
- Communicate effectively with their supervising attending regarding the findings of their evaluation, physical examination, interpretation of diagnostic tests, and intended interventions on a continuous basis.
- Participate fully in the educational and scholarly activities of the program and, as required, assume responsibility for teaching and supervising other residents and students.
- Participate in appropriate institutional committees and councils whose actions affect their education and/or patient care including, but not limited to quality assurance and quality improvement activities.
- Develop a personal program of learning to foster continued professional growth with guidance from the teaching staff.
- Abide by all University policies and procedures, including the provisions of the GME Policy and Procedure Manual, the residency training programs and the regulations of any affiliated institution to which the resident may be assigned.