Residency Policies & Procedures
IV. SELECTION AND ADMISSION PROCEDURES
Evaluation of Credentials and Performance of Applicants to the Three
- Applicants transferring from a training program in psychiatry:
The Training Director of the applicantís residency program will be contacted
by telephone or e-mail (see Appendix F). Specific information
will be obtained about a) all clinical and didactic experiences for
which the resident has received credit, b) the exact dates of these
experiences (with special emphasis on the completion of neurology rotations),
c) the residentís performance (fund of knowledge, clinical judgment),
and d) the residentís professional integrity (empathy towards patients,
professional interactions, motivation to learn). This information
may lead to suggestions for adjustment of the incoming residentís rotation
schedule, depending on the degree to which the prior training is equivalent
to that at the UW. It is recommended that all this information
be recorded on a standardized form.
- Applicants, transferring after a transitional year or another, approved
non-psychiatric clinical internship year: A telephone contact with the
Internship Training Director is recommended, and should be documented
on the same form mentioned under 1 above. Alternatively, a letter
of reference from the Internship Training Director, certifying the training
and addressing the issues of medical knowledge, clinical competency,
and professionalism, is also acceptable. The applicant will be
responsible for documenting any credit for neurology rotations which
he or she has obtained.
- Applicants who have completed residency training in another clinical
specialty, or who have completed two or more years of training in another
clinical specialty: The applicant will be asked to either document
Board Certification or obtain a letter of reference from their previous
Training Director, certifying the prior training, and addressing the
issues of medical knowledge, clinical competency, and professionalism.
The applicant will be responsible for documenting any credit for neurology
rotations which she or he has obtained.
(Approved by the RESC on 10/2/96.)
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