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Minimal Attendance on Rotations Policy

Exposure to an adequate volume of patients on a rotation is necessary both for residents to develop adequate clinical experience and for faculty to be able to assess residents’ clinical knowledge, skills and approaches to problems.

There are many legitimate reasons that a resident may be absent from a rotation. These include: vacation, illness, administrative responsibilities, project work, academic and other release from service.

In cases where these absences mean that a resident attends less than 75 per cent of the clinical and/or academic sessions on a rotation, the supervisor of the rotation will have the option of indicating on the evaluation form that the resident’s rotation is incomplete.

This evaluation will be brought by the Site Director to the Residency Training Executive Committee for individual consideration on a case by case basis. The Residency Training Executive Committee will make a recommendation as to how this situation could be resolved. Options may include: using elective time to make up the required experience, conducting some independent study, extending the residency, etc.

Approved: Postgraduate Medical Education Committee Meeting, November 6, 2008; Revised and Approved by Residency Training Committee March 3, 2011
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