CPME has developed a petition form to be completed and submitted by the residency director by May 31 for residents who will not meet the Minimum Activity Volume (MAV)/rotation requirements, but who have demonstrated competence through alternative means, as referenced in the CPME Statement on COVID-19 and Minimum Activity Volume published on March 30.
In summary, the statement notified programs of the 15-percent reduction in MAV requirements for residents completing training by June 30, and guidance regarding supplemental training for those who will not meet MAV and/or rotational requirements. The document also stated programs may petition the Residency Review Committee to graduate residents who have not met MAV and rotational requirements but who have demonstrated competence through alternative means.
While CPME understands that institutions and residents are facing unique challenges affecting their training, program directors must ensure that residents have met MAV and rotation requirements, or have received RRC approval through petition, prior to granting certificates of completion. Failure to do so may affect the approval status of the residency program and may also risk the residents’ ability to achieve board qualification status. For more information, visit CPME’s COVID-19 page.