This policy defines the criteria for promotion or renewal, and non-promotion or non-renewal of a resident’s appointment to an American Osteopathic Association (AOA) or Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) accredited residency or fellowship program at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM).
The policy applies to residents in AOA/ACGME-accredited graduate medical education programs at PCOM.
Any physician in an AOA/ACGME-accredited graduate medical education program, including residents and fellows.
Each AOA/ACGME-accredited program must have a policy regarding the promotion of residents to a higher level of training.
Residents must meet the academic standards and curricular requirements of the program
in order to be reappointed and promoted.
In instances where a resident’s agreement will not be renewed, or when a resident will not be promoted to the next level of training, the program must provide the resident with written notice of intent no less than one hundred twenty (120) days prior to the expiration of the resident’s current agreement.
If the primary reason(s) for the non-renewal or non-promotion occur(s) within the four months prior to the end of the agreement, the program must provide the resident with as much written notice as circumstances will reasonably allow, prior to the end of the agreement.
Residents are allowed to implement the grievance process if the resident receives a written notice either of intent not to renew the agreement, or of intent to renew the agreement but not to promote the resident to the next level of training.
Programs must provide residents with a copy of the GME Grievance Policy at the time of initial notification.