Probation, Suspension and Dismissal, and other Academic Actions

  1. Deficiencies in resident performance may result in Adverse Action (probation, suspension, dismissal). The specific reasons for possible adverse actions are detailed in UAMS GME Policy 1.420, “Academic and Other Disciplinary Actions.”
  2. Adverse actions taken by the UAMS Surgery Residency Program follow the procedures described in UAMS GME Policy 1.420, “Academic and Other Disciplinary Actions.”
  3. Adverse actions may be grieves in accordance with UAMS GME Policy 1.410, “Adjudication of Resident Grievances.”
  4. Non-promotion and non-reappointment are not adverse actions. Reasons for non-promotion or non-reappointment are detailed in the Surgery Residency Program Policy on Evaluation and Promotion, and in UAMS GME Policy 1.300, “Evaluation and Promotion.” Although non-promotion and non-reappointment are not adverse actions, they may be grieved in accordance with the provisions of UAMS GME Policy 1.410, “Adjudication of Resident Grievances.”
  5. Completion of the UAMS Surgery Residency is ordinarily expected to result in a recommendation to the American Board of Surgery for admission to the examination process for certification in the specialty of Surgery. However this recommendation is given only to graduating residents who are considered prepared in all aspects for the entry into unsupervised practice as a Specialist in Surgery. Graduates who are deficient in their academic preparation, surgical skill or judgment, or other essential skill of a practicing surgeon will not be recommended for board certification. When appropriate, graduates who are not qualified for recommendation for board certification may complete an individualized plan of remediation, which may include additional residency training or other preparation after completion of residency. Successful completion of this remedial plan may allow recommendation for Board Certification at a later date.