Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals, Inc.
QUALIFICATIONS AND PERFORMANCE OF PROGRAM DIRECTORS
1. Each of the MCWAH's Graduate Medical Education (GME) programs is led by a Program Director who meets the ACGME's requirements and is a full-time or full-professional effort member of the MCW faculty. Each Program Director must be approved by the GMEC.
2. In order to maintain a high standard for the GME programs, the Program Director should have the following qualifications:
A. Board certification in the specialty/subspecialty of the program
B. Sufficient post-residency experience in graduate medical education
C. Will likely be able to continue in the role as Program Director for a length of time adequate to maintain continuity of leadership and program stability
3. The Program Director should demonstrate:
· Aptitude for directing a GME training program
· Experience and excellence in teaching, evaluation and administration
· Good interpersonal skills and willingness to mentor residents and fellows
· Good negotiating and conflict resolution skills
· Abilities of a role model for residents and fellows
· Confidence of the Chairman of the Department
4. The expectation of all Program Directors is that the maximum number of years of accreditation will be attained and maintained. At minimum, it is expected that the program will achieve accreditation at the average number of years for that specialty with demonstrated progress in subsequent years towards maximum accreditation.
5. The Chair or Division Chief should not be the Program Director.
6. The Program Director shall appoint an Associate Program Director, or a designee, that will lead the program and provide continuity in the Program Director's absence. An exception to this requirement may be made by the DIO for sufficient reason.
7. The Graduate Medical Education Council may make exceptions upon the recommendation of the Designated Institutional Official (DIO).
This revised policy was approved by the MCWAH Graduate Medical Education Council on September 20, 2010. The original policy was approved on November 15, 2004 and revised on March 24, 2006.