Effective Date: July 1, 2008
In order to comply with the Essentials of Accredited Residencies for Graduate Medical Education, this resident selection policy is set forth by The University of Arizona/UPHK Graduate Medical Education Consortium Graduate Medical Education Committee (GMEC) to assure that the recruitment and appointment of residents in all residency and fellowship programs at The University of Arizona/UPHK Graduate Medical Education Consortium comply with the following guidelines:
In selecting from among qualified applicants, programs should participate in the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP) when applicable. When programs select residents from outside the national match, residents will be deemed eligible by the Graduate Medical Education Office following eligibility standards as established by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education heretofore listed in the ACGME Institutional Requirements III. A. All residents should be appointed only when their documented prior experience and attitudes demonstrate the presence of the abilities necessary to master successfully the clinical knowledge and skills required of all program graduates. All residents must have demonstrated understanding and facility in using the English language. In addition, residents should be appointed only when their clinical judgment, medical knowledge, history-taking, physical-examination, procedural skills, humanistic qualities, professional attitudes, moral and ethical behavior, and clinical performance are documented to be entirely satisfactory, and have been verified. Programs must not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, age, religion, color, national origin, disability or veteran status. It is the responsibility of the Program Director to write guidelines for resident selection and appointment and to keep an updated version on file in the Graduate Medical Education Office.