To successfully complete a residency program, a Resident, upon evaluation, must be promoted through all the levels of the program. A Resident must also successfully complete the Teaching Effectiveness Program. The discipline Residency Program Committee (RPC) meets every year to review a Resident’s progress report(s). On the basis of this review, the RPC decides which Residents should be promoted to the next year.
A Resident’s promotion status at the end of a rotation will be in one of the following categories:
Clear promotion means a Resident can proceed to the next rotation without restrictions.
A Resident who does not meet the criteria for clear promotion will be required to complete additional training or remediation in the form of a remedial rotation or a remedial program. If a Resident is required to complete a remedial program, the terms and conditions of the program will be outlined in a written contract.
A Resident will be placed on probation, only once, for:
failure to meet the requirements of remedial rotation; or,
failure to meet the requirements of two rotations in one academic year.
A Resident may be placed on probation if they fail to meet the terms and conditions of a remedial program contract.
The length of the probationary period will be determined by the discipline Residency Program Committee (RPC). If a Resident is required to complete probation, the terms and conditions of the probation will be outlined in a probation contract.
If, during a subsequent academic year, a Resident meets the criteria for probation a second time, the Resident will be dismissed from the residency program.
Failure of a Resident to meet the terms and conditions of the probation contract may result in dismissal from the residency program.
The RPC, with just cause, reserves the right to dismiss a Resident from a residency program at any time. In such cases, the Dean of Medicine, on behalf of the Faculty, recommends the dismissal to the Registrar who will then take appropriate action.