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    Compact Between Resident Physicians and Their Teachers

    The Compact Between Resident Physicians and Their Teachers is a declaration of the fundamental principles of graduate medical education (GME) and the major commitments of both residents and faculty to the educational process, to each other and to the patients they serve. The Compact's purpose is to provide institutional GME sponsors, program directors and residents with a model statement that will foster more open communication, clarify expectations and re-energize the commitment to the primary educational mission of training tomorrow's doctors.

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    Possible Uses

    The compact is intended to provide institutional GME sponsors, program directors and residents with a model document that might be used as is, or as modified in accordance with local circumstances. The range of potential uses is broad.

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    The compact was originated by the AAMC and its principles are supported by the following organizations:

    • Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education
    • American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology
    • American Academy of Dermatology
    • American Academy of Family Physicians
    • American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
    • American Association for Thoracic Surgery
    • American Board of Medical Specialties
    • American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
    • American College of Physicians
    • American Gastroenterological Association
    • American Hospital Association, Committee on Health Professions
    • American Medical Women's Association
    • American Orthopaedic Association
    • American Osteopathic Association
    • American Pediatric Society
    • American Society for Clinical Pathology
    • American Society for Reproductive Medicine
    • Association of Academic Health Centers
    • Association of Academic Physiatrists
    • Association of American Medical Colleges
    • Association of Departments of Family Medicine
    • Association of Medical School Pediatric Department Chairs
    • Association of Professors of Dermatology
    • Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics
    • Association of University Anesthesiologists
    • Association of University Professors of Ophthalmology
    • Association of University Radiologists
    • Council of Medical Specialty Societies
    • Federation of State Medical Boards
    • National Board of Medical Examiners®
    • National Resident Matching Program
    • Society of Chairmen of Academic Radiology Departments
    • Society of Teachers of Family Medicine
    • Society of University Otolaryngologists-Head and Neck Surgeons