Policy for Department Support of Residency and Fellowship Program Director

The ACGME Common Program Requirements state that a program must ensure that the Program Director has sufficient financial support and protected time for his or her educational and administrative responsibilities to the program.  (Common Program Requirements I.A.)

For specific specialties, the ACGME may require a defined percentage of financial support and protected time that the Department Chair must provide; however, in the absence of such requirement the Graduate Medical Education Committee has set the following guidelines:

  • Program Directors must have a minimum of 20% protected time to fulfill the administrative and educational responsibilities of maintaining the residency or fellowship program (at least one full day per week).
  • A minimum of 20% of the Program Director's base salary (the "X") must be guaranteed by the Department for the Program Director for the administrative responsibilities of directing the residency or fellowship program.



Approved by GMEC: 4/22/2013