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AAMC Uniform Resident Rotation Agreement

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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
Florida State University College of Medicine
Lakeland Health
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
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 Utah Health
Washington University, Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis Children’s Hospital Consortium

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