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November 1978

Evaluation and Nonreappointment of Residents: Panel Discussion

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Otology and Laryngology, Harvard Medical School, Boston.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1978;104(11):640-646. doi:10.1001/archotol.1978.00790110030009

The following is an open panel discussion that was held on the topic of evaluation and nonreappointment of residents. The panel consisted of otolaryngologists who have a vast experience in the residency programs.

Dr Schuknecht: Dr Singleton, from your standpoint as chief of staff at the University of Florida in Gainesville, does the director of a medical school hospital have any responsibility for evaluation of the performance of a resident? If so, what aspects of the performance are of concern to the director? Should the director be concerned with the financial, moral, ethical, and medicolegal problems, as well as professional services of the resident? Are there any suitable methods by which a director can evaluate residents? How much advance notice should be given to a professional individual, such as a resident, before he/she is either nonreappointed or discharged from the residency program?

Dr Singleton: The hospital director is not

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