the program director(s) has (have) sufficient financial support and protected time to effectively carry out his/her (their) educational, administrative, and leadership responsibilities, as described in the Institutional, Common, and specialty-/subspecialty-specific Program Requirements;
Resident/Fellow Forum: The Sponsoring Institution with more than one program must ensure availability of an organization, council, town hall, or other platform that allows all residents/fellows from within and across the Sponsoring Institution’s ACGME-accredited programs to communicate and exchange information with other residents/fellows relevant to their ACGME-accredited programs and their learning and working environment.
Resident Salary and Benefits: The Sponsoring Institution, in collaboration with each of its ACGME-accredited programs and participating sites, must provide all residents/fellows with financial support and benefits to ensure that they are able to fulfill the responsibilities of their ACGME-accredited program(s).
Access to medical literature: Faculty members and residents/fellows must have ready access to specialty-/subspecialty-specific electronic medical literature databases and other current reference material in print or electronic format.
The Sponsoring Institution must provide support services and develop health care delivery systems to minimize residents’/fellows’ work that is extraneous to their ACGME-accredited program(s)’ educational goals and objectives, and to ensure that residents’/fellows’ educational experience is not compromised by excessive reliance on residents/fellows to fulfill non-physician service obligations. These support services and systems must include:
peripheral intravenous access placement, phlebotomy, laboratory, pathology and radiology services and patient transportation services provided in a manner appropriate to and consistent with educational objectives and to support high quality and safe patient care; and,