74. Remediation plans: Effectively matching trainee needs to remediation planss

S. Glover Takahashi, D. Martin, S. Verma, S. Edwards


This paper is a retrospective study reporting on the development of remediation plans for residents who are having difficulty meeting the established program goals and objectives. Additionally, the paper describes the implementation of a consistent, competency focused approach to remediation using a standardized needs assessment and intervention planning tool has functioned to better manage difficulty. First, the paper provides a profile of the educational needs of 20 recent cases describing their specialty programs, training levels and the competency areas of difficulty. Next the paper outlines an educational inquiry tool used by residency program directors to develop, implement and evaluate the trainee’s remediation programs. The tool includes inquiry questions which the faculty answer in the development of a customized remedial educational plan in the such areas as: trainee background, trainee information, overall rationale for remediation plan, training profile, purpose of remediation, details of remediation plan, anticipated outcome of remediation plan, other factors impacting trainee success. The tool is designed to be reviewed with trainee input to ensure the desired outcomes and process for the remediation plan are transparent for both the trainee and program director. Finally three case studies are described in detail including of the types of problems that lead to remediation, examples of the remediation plans developed and the range of approaches employed to support the success of residents. The paper then summarizes the identified key issues and options in optimizing success for residents in difficulty.
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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.25011/cim.v30i4.2835


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