Each program must have a policy that discusses dismissing a resident before the end of an appointment agreement. The School of Medicine and the GMEC will support program's written guidelines for dismissal of residents. Each training program must develop guidelines that follow at least sections seven, thirty-three and thirty-four of the House Staff Policy and Orientation Manual. The program also must follow state law regarding license or permit to practice medicine in the state of Georgia.
Residents cannot be placed on probation and cannot be dismissed from the program without the Program Director or Department Chair discussing the issues with the Associate Dean for GME or the Associate Dean's representative.