Resident/Fellow Policy Manual

Section I: Contact Information

Deans Office

Graduate Medical Education Office

Capital Area Health Consortium

Assistant Deans

Residency Programs

Fellowship Programs



Section II: Graduate Medical Education (GME)

Welcome to Graduate Medical Education at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine

Mission Statement

Institutional Commitment to Graduate Medical Education

Description of Sponsoring Institution

Contact List for Questions

Description of Hospitals in the Greater Hartford Area

Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) Competencies

Graduate Medical Education Committee (GMEC)

Graduate Medical Education (GMEC) Subcommittees

Resident Leadership Council

Resident/Fellow Forum

Section III: Employment

Affirmative Action, Non-Discrimination, and Equal Opportunity

Accommodations for Disabilities – ADA Policy

Position Overview

Employment Requirements

Institutional Curriculum Requirements (IC)

Appointment Letter/Contract

Background Check


State Licensure/Permit Requirement

Reappointments Process and Requirements


Re-Appointment Letter/Contract

Graduation/Separation Requirements

Section IV: Salary and Benefits


Benefits Provided by the Capital Area Health Consortium

Short-Term Disability

Long Term Disability

Workers Compensation

Educational Resource Allowance

Educational Travel

Away Electives

Moonlighting/Extra Credit

Counseling Services

Professional Liability/Malpractice Insurance and Adverse Events/Incidents


Section V: Leave Policies


Vacation Leave

Holidays Policy

Sick Leave

Maternity/Paternity Leave

Family and Medical Leaves of Absence

Emergency Leave

Bereavement leave

Jury Duty

Military Leave

Personal Leave

Administrative Leave without Prejudice

Contract Extension Due to Leave

Section VI: Professionalism


Work Environment

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

Faculty, Staff and Student Relations

Compact Between Trainees and Their Teachers

Resident/Fellow Mistreatment

Graduate Medical Education Hotline

Code of Conduct

Professional Attire/Dress Code

Social Networking Policy

Section VII: Evaluation

Evaluation and Promotion

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

Fit For Duty/Employee Assistance Evaluations

Section VIII: Graduate Medical Education (GME) Policies

Closures and Reductions In Programs and Program Size

Delinquent Medical Record Policy

Drug-Free Workplace

Rotation-Specific Clinical and Educational Work Hours

Emergency Life Support Skills Requirements

Extraordinary Circumstances Policy

Fatigue Mitigation

Inclement Weather

Interaction Between University of Connecticut School of Medicine Graduate Medical Residents/Fellows and the Pharmaceutical, Nutriceutical and Biomedical Industries ("Industry") Policy (Full Policy)

Needlesticks and Other Occupational Exposure to Bloodborne Pathogens

Occupational Ionizing Radiation Exposure Policy

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

Prescription Writing/Medical Treatment

Privacy and Confidentiality of Patient Information

Providing Medical Treatment to Residents/Fellows

Restricted Covenant


Supervision, Progressive Authority and Responsibility of Residents/Fellows

Transitions of Care/Handover

Section IX: Forms

Acknowledgement Statement

Clinical and Educational Work Hour Compliance Attestation

Accommodations for Disabilities – ADA Acknowledgement Form

Professional Liability Letter