Preparing for a successful psychiatry residency review committee site visit: A guide for new training directors

Shashi K. Bhatia, Subhash C. Bhatia

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Objective: New residency training directors are often faced with multiple competing tasks such as meeting Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) Psychiatry Program Requirements and achieving successful completion of residency review committee (RRC) site visits. For many years, the authors have presented workshops on this subject at the American Association of Directors of Psychiatry Residency Training (AADPRT) annual meetings, and many attendees have suggested publishing this information in detail. The authors provide new residency training directors with a model of comprehensive resident, faculty, and training program records and accurate documentation of compliance with psychiatry program requirements for a successful RRC site visit. Methods: The authors carefully reviewed the ACGME Psychiatry Program Requirements, the Program Director's Reference Guide, and literature and incorporated many comments of AADPRT workshop attendees. This is in addition to 25 years combined experience of the authors as training directors. Conclusions: The proposed working guide designed to meet program requirements for full program accreditation may be of particular use to new residency training directors.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)249-255
Number of pages7
JournalAcademic Psychiatry
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jul 1 2005

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Education
  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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