Resident Corner

For Current Residents and Fellows

Information and Resources

This portion of the site connects residents and fellows to important topics and timely information and resources. Use the quick links below to select a specific topic.

Resident Participation in Committees

Resident Graduate Medical Education Committee: The Resident Graduate Medical Education Committee (Resident GMEC) is a subcommittee of the GMEC that provides a forum for residents to meet and discuss work environment and educational issues. The Resident GMEC consists of representatives .pdf (Adobe PDF Document) from each core program, led by the committee-selected chair, vice chair and member-at-large. Representatives from the institution, hospital administration, nurse management and information technology make regular presentations to this group. In collaboration with the Senior Associate Dean, the group meets every month, providing an effective forum for issues to be raised that pertain to the educational and work environment.

The officers represent the resident body as voting members of the Graduate Medical Education Committee (GMEC). In addition, the Resident GMEC chair also makes a formal report to the Medical Executive Committee each month. Residents and fellows may contact their resident representative or the officers if there are issues you would like to see discussed.

Hospital Committees: In compliance with the ACGME institutional requirements, UF College of Medicine – Jacksonville provides residents and fellows the opportunity to participate on appropriate institutional and departmental committees and councils, where actions affect their education and/or patient care. This is an important experience, as the residents role on such committees provides input into decision-making on behalf of quality patient care and access to information to bring back to their peers. In addition, through committee participation, the residents and fellows have a venue through which to develop physician leadership.

Click here for a list of committee opportunities at UF Health Jacksonville

Duty Hours

The implementation by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education of resident duty hours standards in 2003 represented a significant initiative designed to create an environment in which residents have time to learn medicine and to safely and effectively participate in patient care and educational activities. The ACGME further advanced this effort with new changes to the duty hours standards in 2011 and again in 2017. In addition to the UF College of Medicine – Jacksonville polices and the ACGME duty hour standards in section IV.F. of the common program requirements, each program may implement policies that meet or exceed these standards for resident duty hours. Please see your individual program policies for any specific requirements set forth by your program.

Monitoring of duty hours and fatigue is conducted primarily at the programmatic level, but also at the institutional level—to assure compliance with standards of patient safety and clinical quality outcomes for our patients, as well as quality educational outcomes for our trainees. Every resident and fellow is expected to log his/her actual activity by duty type and location in the confidential web-based residency management system, New Innovations. The program and the institution hold the expectation that each resident and fellows will provide accurate and timely data entry and apply the highest standard of honesty and integrity in both work and reporting. Residents and fellows are also required to provide documentation and assessment of compliance with the duty hours standards through the duty hours assessment survey, conducted by the institution at least three times each year.

For those challenged by scheduling issues, as well as with time and workflow management struggles, the chief residents and program leadership are available to assist. The Designated Institutional Official, also is a ready resource for questions and clarification of the standards and provides assistance with issues that may remain unresolved through the program’s chain of command.

Finally, the Duty Hours Hotline enables residents and fellows to report duty hour noncompliance issues in a secure and confidential manner. All submissions are treated in a seriously with follow-up by the Office of Educational Affairs and the DIO.


Evaluations and Surveys

The University of Florida College of Medicine – Jacksonville utilizes a web-based residency management system, New Innovations, for submission of required confidential faculty evaluations and resident surveys. Your program assistant/residency coordinator will provide you with username and password and assist with any logon issues.

Residents can be assured of confidentiality when completing faculty evaluations and where possible, also anonymity. While it is possible to track who has not completed an evaluation or survey, the actual content of the individual responses is treated in a highly confidential manner. The confidentiality surrounding resident/fellow and faculty evaluations mirrors that which our patients expect as they entrust us with their personal and health information each day.

UF College of Medicine – Jacksonville requires that each resident and fellow evaluate all appropriate faculty members annually during the month of March, although individual programs may have additional requirements and schedules.

The Senior Associate Dean conducts an annual all-campus resident survey that provides information for the annual program evaluation of educational effectiveness and provides program and work environment information to the DIO, dean and appropriate hospital leaders. Notification and instructions will be broadcast to all residents/fellows at the appropriate times. The ACGME also conducts an annual survey that serves to assist them in monitoring and assessing programs.

General Competencies and Milestones

All residency programs require their residents to train and develop in the six general competency domains of patient care, medical knowledge, professionalism, interpersonal and communication skills, practice-based learning and improvement and systems-based practice, as defined by the ACGME in 2001, to achieve the level expected of a new practitioner. Toward this end, programs must define the specific knowledge, skills and attitudes required and provide educational curriculum and experiences for their residents to demonstrate the competencies. Furthermore, programs must assess the outcomes of these educational experiences, as measured by learner performance and application of the principles and knowledge taught. As the specialties (under ACGME) define the milestones for development, educators will assess resident and fellow performance to assure an appropriate developmental trajectory toward independent practice.

Moonlighting/Outside Activities

All residents and fellows must adhere to the University of Florida College of Medicine – Jacksonville Resident Moonlighting Policy .pdf (Adobe PDF Document) which recognizes two categories of moonlighting: (1) internal activity and (2) external activity. Both have specific requirements that must be met. All moonlighting activity must have prior approval by the program director and the Senior Associate Dean for Educational Affairs. Please refer to your individual program policies for more specific information.

If moonlighting is allowed by your program, please be reminded that moonlighting is a privilege to be earned, not a right to be expected. Excellent and consistent performance must be demonstrated in academic, clinical and scholarly activities, as well as compliance with measures of professionalism.