A general framework for approaching residents in difficulty

C. Scott Smith, Nancy G. Stevens, Mark E Servis

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The general framework for approaching residents in difficulty that we present here includes (1) explicit criteria that separate suggestions for improvement from formal remedial action, (2) categorization of the problem into three areas with different approaches (competence, laws and professional standards, and performance and disability), and (3) a method for clarifying faculty roles in the remediation efforts. This framework, along with clear written policies and procedures, helps to organize and streamline a response to residents with difficulties.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)331-336
Number of pages6
JournalFamily Medicine
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 2007


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  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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