Approach to Handling a Problem Resident
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Many medical postgraduate teaching programs have residents with professional and personal problems that may limit their performance. A Problem resident is the one who does not meet the expectations of the training program owing to deficits in knowledge, skill or attitude. Medical administration and faculty of every institution must have a system that is sensitized to handle a difficult learner. Problems need to be addressed before they escalate or result in compromise of patient care. The present review discusses a broad approach to recognizing a Problem resident and provides suggestions on remedial measures.
KeywordsAttitudes Competency based medical education Postgraduate training Professional competence
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