Resident Transfer Policy

Student Handbook

  1. Introduction
    At times residents may find that their program is not a good match. Residents/fellows transferring to or from an UNR Med residency/fellowship must meet the appropriate parts of the procedure outlined below.
  2. Transferring into a Program
    Before accepting a resident who is transferring from another program, the program director must obtain:
    1. Written or electronic verification of previous educational experiences
    2. A summative competency-based performance evaluation of the transferring resident
    3. A written or electronic letter of recommendation from the resident's current program director
    4. Complete the following checklist prior to making an offer:
      • Have the two documents listed in item II-A and II-B.
      • Determine the amount of credit that can be applied from prior program to the current one (some programs give total credit, others if significant change only give part, others give none) - get confirmation from respective ABMS certifying board
      • Determine if any issues will require board appearances and take that into consideration for setting a start date
      • Provide firm dates as to completion of forms and submission of license documents
      • Schedule an individual orientation if regularly scheduled orientation is not realistic
  3. Transferring from a Program:
    1. A resident/fellow transferring out of a residency/fellowship program sponsored by UNR Med
      must do the following:
      1. Notify their program director in a timely manner
      2. Must complete all program specific requirements (i.e. call, documents, etc.) and all program specific exit requirements.
      3. Must meet with the program director to review and sign the final verification of training
    2. Program directors who have residents transferring from their programs must provide a verification of the resident's fellow's status in the program and complete a summative performance evaluation for the resident/fellow and the next program director in a timely manner.