Residency Education Committee

Student Handbook, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences: Reno

Residency Education Committee responsibilities

  1. Program Development
    1. Establishing and reviewing administrative policies and procedures.
    2. Facilitating the flow of communication between faculty and residents regarding training issues.
  2. Curricular Review
    1. Resident evaluation
    2. Rotation evaluation.
    3. Clinical Skills and Annual Comprehensive Oral examinations.
    4. PRITE results monitoring.
  3. Program Evaluation
    1. Supervisor evaluation.
    2. Review of training site evaluation.
    3. Monitor program goals and objectives.
  4. Resident recruitment, interviewing and selection
  5. Resident promotions, corrective interventions, remediation, probation, suspension, demotion and dismissal. In this regard, the committee serves as the resident evaluation committee as defined by the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine Resident Physicians and Fellows Handbook of Policies and Procedures.

Resident Education Committee authority

Decisions by the REC are made by a majority vote of the membership present and are binding.

  1. Decisions that affect a resident's promotion, probation suspension, demotion or dismissal may be appealed under the Residents Complaints and Grievances section of the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine Resident Physicians and Fellows Handbook of Policies and Procedures.
  2. Decisions that do not specifically involve a resident can be appealed to the department chairman, who will hear the arguments and make a final determination within 60 days.

Resident Education Committee membership, meeting times and agenda

  1. Chairperson: program director
  2. Secretary: Program Coordinator
  3. Members
    1. Four resident representatives, one member from each year of training; generally the PGY-1 representative is the resident rotating on Reno VA inpatient psychiatry, the PGY-2 resident rotating on child and adolescent psychiatry, the PGY-3 is the junior chief resident, and the PGY-4 resident who is the senior chief resident.
    2. One faculty member from each clinical site including the Reno VA, NNAMHS, Renown Medical Center and Willow Springs/Mojave.
    3. Two at-large faculty members appointed by the department chairman.
    4. Number of voting members is 10 (VA, Renown, Willow Springs, Mojave, NNAMHS, At- large faculty, Chief Residents, Program Director and Program Coordinator); six (6) voting members must be present to conduct formal business.
  4. Meeting times
    1. The committee meets from 8am-930am on the first and third Wednesdays of each month. Time during the first meeting of the month is reserved for assessing resident progress and only the Chief Resident(s) and faculty members attend. All members attend the third meeting of the month.
  5. Agenda
    1. The agenda is set by the Residency Director. A copy of the standing agenda is found in Appendix C.
    2. Members should call in advance to have issues put on the agenda.
  6. Minutes
    1. Minutes of the first informational meeting of the month are distributed to members. b. All minutes are kept in the residency office.