Duration of Appointment/Conditions of Reappointment

Student Handbook, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences: Reno

The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry Residency Training Program in General Adult Psychiatry complies with all policies and procedures found in the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine Resident Physicians and Fellows Handbook of Policies and Procedures.

The duration of appointment is one year. At the completion of PGY-1, PGY-2, and PGY-3, residents will be evaluated for advancement by Program Director with the help of the Residency Education Committee.

Specific criteria for advancement include, but are not limited to the following:

  1. Satisfactory attendance and participation in the formal didactic program (70% attendance or greater.)
  2. Satisfactory completion of the scheduled clinical rotation with appropriate use of supervision, and increasing responsibility in the management of patient care,
  3. Satisfactory professional attitude and behavior, including attention to work responsibility and ethics and the timely completion of required paperwork,
  4. Satisfactory completion of patient logs and Skills checklists
  5. Participation in, and when appropriate passing of the Annual Comprehensive Oral Examination at the end of each post graduate year 1 through 4.

The Residency Education Committee will determine if each resident meets the above criteria as well as those found in the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine Resident Physicians and Fellows Handbook of Policies and Procedures. The Residency Education Committee will make recommendations for advancement or for corrective action to the resident and the Program Director. The Committee may recommend:

  1. Advancement to the next year,
  2. Advancement to the next year, dependent upon fulfilling specific performance expectations,
  3. Leave without pay, and
  4. Non-renewal for appointment or suspension.

In addition to recommending advancement, after reviewing the resident's overall performance, the Residency Education Committee may recommend that other corrective actions be taken, such as a letter of reprimand, addressing specific instances of negligence or unprofessional conduct, and probation. The resident will be put on probation when a serious or persistent issue of professional behavior or competency has been raised and documented, and when the resident is deemed capable of correcting his/her behavior, skills, and/or attitude.

Copies of the semiannual evaluation reports are placed in his/her training file kept in the Program Coordinator’s office. A sample of the evaluation form is included in Appendix B.