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    AAMC Uniform Resident Rotation Agreement

    Medical resident rotations are vital to graduate medical education. According to the ACGME, residents now rotate to more than 5,000 participating sites each year. In a 2016 survey, about half of DIOs at AAMC-member institutions reported that the negotiations surrounding resident rotation agreements delay rotations. To help our members and others in the graduate medical education community have more time for education and training, the AAMC developed a uniform agreement to be used for resident rotations. Learn more about the agreement in this 3-minute video, or watch the webinar below.

    The AAMC Uniform Resident Rotation Agreement (AURRA):

    • Sets out common terms and conditions
    • May be incorporated into the Program Letter of Agreement (or other agreement) while allowing for customization as needed
    • Should make the process easier for everyone

    The AAMC developed AURRA after a year-long outreach process that included:

    • A survey of DIOs to conduct a needs assessment
    • Ongoing consultation with the Group on Resident Affairs Steering Committee
    • Consultation with ACGME leadership
    • Input from AAMC-member teaching hospitals

    The AURRA includes common legal terms and is maintained as a PDF document on the AAMC’s website. It is designed to be incorporated by reference into a Program Letter of Agreement (or other agreement) signed by the Sponsoring Institution and the Participating Site. For those who need to modify or add provisions because of unique state law requirements, or for other reasons, the PLA can be modified to reflect those provisions.

    AAMC Uniform Resident Rotation Agreement Webinar

    Webinar recording begins at (00:23 seconds)

    AAMC Uniform Resident Rotation Agreement Registry

    The more institutions using the Uniform Agreement, the more time everyone saves. Add your institution’s name to our registry today by sending an email to gra@aamc.org.

    Anne Arundel Medical Center
    Cedar Fear Valley Health System
    Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
    Florida State University College of Medicine
    Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
    Lakeland Health
    Phoenix Children's Hospital
    Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
    Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
    Saint Barnabas Medical Center
    University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center
    University Hospitals Osteopathic Consortium
    University of Kansas Medical Center
    University of Kentucky
    University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine
    University of North Carolina Hospitals/UNC School of Medicine
    University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio
    University of Utah Health
    University of Wisconsin Hosptial
    Washington University, Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis Children’s Hospital Consortium