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The Coalition for Physician Accountability’s Work Group on Away Rotations — FAQs

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Last Updated December 13, 2021.

In April 2021, the Coalition for Physician Accountability issued recommendations that limit away rotations to one rotation opportunity per specialty per student. Are these guidelines still in place for the upcoming 2022 away rotations/electives?

No. When the Coalition work group’s recommendations were released in April 2021, the situation with regard to the COVID-19 pandemic was very different than what exists currently. Since that time, learners have returned to the clinical environment with support from administrators, faculty, and staff, and are utilizing safety protocols to protect themselves as well as patients. While there remains uncertainty about the direction, impact, and duration of the COVID-19 pandemic, a return to a regular cycle for 2022 away rotations is anticipated. Medical schools, sponsoring institutions, and residency programs are encouraged to continue to monitor and consider their local conditions when establishing their guidelines for mobility.  

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