Program Director Responsibilities

Program Director Responsibilities

 

There is a single Program Director, Timothy Showalter, M.D., with authority and accountability for the operation of the program. He is a member of the staff of the sponsoring institution with privileges at the integrated participating institution (CRH). He must:

  • Organize the activities of the educational program, which includes: selecting and supervising the teaching faculty and other program personnel;  monitoring resident supervision for appropriatness; and doing an annual written assessment of the radiation oncology physicians.
  • Update  the program and resident records through the ACGME Accreditation Data System (ADS), annually.
  • Promptly notify, the executive director of the RRC using the ADS for changes in: the program director or department chair; faculty numbers; residency positions offered; institutional affiliations; major equipment; or the format of the educational program.
  • Ensure the compliance with institution GME regulations and policies and serve as a member of the UVA GME committee.
  • Monitor resident well-being, including: resident stress; mental or emotional conditions which may inhibit the resident's performance or learning; and drug or alcohol related dysfunction and offer confidential counseling and psychological support services.
  • Provide semi-annual resident evaluations and verify the accuracy of the resident patient logs.
  • Chair the Radiation Oncology Residency Curriculum Committee that is responsible for the Residency Program Assessment and Oversight.
  • Be responsible for the oversight and compliance of the resident recruitment and selection process.
  • Comply with other duties as outlined in the Residency Guidelines.

 

An Associate Program Director will assist in these responsibilities but the Program Director is ultimately responsible for all aspects of the residency program.