Request for Individualized Interactive Instruction
2017-18 Independent Study (Asynchronous) Credit Opportunities
Updated July 1, 2017
A maximum of 20% of baseline scheduled conference time is available for credit from this list. For the 2017-18 Academic Year, we have a target of 4 1/2 hours per week of didactics which allows residents to acquire a maximum of 40 hours of asynchronous credit.
Concordant with ACGME requirements, asynchronous activities must meet the following criteria.
1. The program director must monitor resident participation.
2. There must be an evaluation component.
3. There must be faculty oversight.
4. The activity must be monitored for effectiveness.
Additional clarification on asynchronous activities has recently come from the RRC and CORD best practices committee. These have been used to adjust our offerings for the 2017-18 academic year. Attestation, certificates and completion pages are not acceptable as an evaluation. Use of audio, video, or podcasts alone constitutes passive learning and is not considered interactive learning.
Asynchronous activities must not overlap with activities required for other residency activities or rotations, and may be limited to certain groups of residents.
Without exception, documentation must be submitted to the residency office before December 31st for activities during the first half of the year or June 30th for subsequent activities or credit will not be given. Credit will not be given for an academic year that has already closed. Each submission must primarily use the electronic reporting form on New Innovations, which includes a required evaluation form and any additional proof of participation as indicated below.