Resident/Fellow Policy Manual

Table of Contents

Mission Statement

Institutional Commitment

Sponsoring Institution

Welcome to Graduate Medical Education

Deans Office

Assistant Deans

Graduate Medical Education Office

Capital Area Health Consortium

Affiliated Hospitals

Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) Competencies

Graduate Medical Education Committee (GMEC)

Resident/Fellow Forum

Section I: HouseStaff Information

Employment Requirements

Institutional Curriculum Requirements (IC)

Emergency Life Support Training

Occupational Ionizing Radiation Exposure

Reappointments Process and Requirements

Training and Employment Verification


Graduation/Separation Requirements



Loan Deferments

Educational Resource Allowance

Educational Travel

Section II: Compliance  and Intergrity

Conflict Of Interest/ Vendor Interactions

HIPAA/Privacy and Security of Confidential Data

Prohibition of Discrimination and Discriminatory Harassment, including Sexual Harassment and Sexual Assault, Intimate Partner Violence and Stalking

Faculty, Staff and Student Relations

Social Networking

Drug-Free Workplace

Professional Attire/Dress Code

Delinquent Medical Record Procedure

Section III: Professionalism and Professional Activities


Compact Between Trainees and Their Teachers

Code of Conduct


Work Environment

Clinical and Educational Work Hours Rules/Procedures

Fatigue Mitigation

Transitions of Care/Handover

Supervision, Progressive Authority and Responsibility of Residents/Fellows

Moonlighting/Extra Credit

Resident/Fellow Mistreatment

Counseling Services

The UConn OMBUDS Office

Fit For Duty/Employee Assistance Evaluations

Section IV: Performance Evaluations

Evaluation and Promotion

Academic Deficiencies and Code of Conduct Violations/Non-Academic Deficiencies Review Procedures

Administrative Leave

Section V: Employment Guidelines and Procedures

Affirmative Action, Non-Discrimination, and Equal Opportunity

Accommodations for Disabilities

Leave Policy/Guidelines

Contract Extension Due to Leave Guidelines

Restricted Covenant

Closures and Reductions In Programs and Program Size

Extraordinary Circumstances Guidelines

Section VI: General Information and Support Services

Graduate Medical Education Hotline

Away Electives

Official Communication with the University of Connecticut School of Medicine Graduate Medical Education Programs

Prescription Writing/Medical Treatment

Providing Medical Treatment to Residents/Fellows

Jury Duty



Secure Electronic Messaging

Meal Allowance

Holidays Guidelines

Inclement Weather

Needlesticks and Other Occupational Exposure to Bloodborne Pathogens

Section VII: Forms

Clinical and Educational Work Hour Compliance Attestation

Professional Liability Letter

Resident Fellow Travel Request Form

Away Elective Application

Family and Medical Leave Act Form

Appendix A: Policies


Personal Radiation Dosimetry Policy

Conflict of Interest/Vendor Interactions Policy

HIPAA/Privacy and Security of Confidential Data Policy

Policy Against Discrimination, Harassment and Related Interpersonal Violence, Including Sexual and Gender Based Harassment , Sexual Assault, Sexual Exploitation, Intimate Partner Violence, Stalking, Complicity, Retaliation and Inappropriate Amorous Relationships

Social Networking Policy

Drug Free Workplace Act Policy

Supervision Policy

Persons with Disabilities Policy

Vacation Leave Policy

Sick Leave Policy

Medical Leave Policy

Family and Medical Leaves of Absence Policy

Parental Leave Policy

Emergency Leave Policy

Bereavement Leave Policy

Military Leave Policy