Regulation Number: 5.0761

College of Medicine Resident Policies

Category: Health Affairs

Responsible Office: Senior Vice President, Health Affairs and President, UF Health




5.0761 College of Medicine Resident Policies.

(1) The College of Medicine interns, residents and fellows consist of full-time or part- time appointees in a program of graduate medical education within an academic department in the College of Medicine who have the title of resident or fellow (hereafter referred to as residents). They are also known as “house officers”. These appointees are graduates of a Liaison Committee for Medical Education (LCME) or American Osteopathic Association (AOA) approved medical degree program or have a valid certificate from the educational commission for foreign medical graduates or have a full and unrestricted license to practice medicine in a US licensing jurisdiction or be a graduate of medical school outside the US who has completed a Fifth Pathway Program provided by an LCME accredited medical school and be enrolled in postdoctoral training within a selected area of specialty. Salaried residents shall be entitled to fringe benefits and abide by leave provisions and policies governing outside employment/activity as described in their resident contracts.

(2) The position of the resident (the term resident applies to interns, residents and fellows) presents the dual aspects of a student in post-graduate training and a participant in the delivery of patient care. A resident’s continuation in the training program is dependent upon satisfactory performance as a student and the maintenance of satisfactory professional standards in the care of patients. Behavior that reflects poorly on the professional standards, ethics and collegiality are all components of a resident’s academic evaluation. Disqualification of a resident as a student or as a member of the health care team disqualifies the resident from further continuation in the program. Policies and procedures for discipline, grievances, nonrenewal, and dismissal shall be as set forth in the resident contract.


Specific Authority: BOG Resolution dated January 7, 2003.

History: New 5-l8-92, Amended 6-28-98, 7-3-01, 3-31-06, Formerly 6C1-5.0761, Amended 7-10-23 (technical changes only).