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Spring 2012  

Welcome to the spring issue of AUPO FCC’s quarterly eCommunication.

Fellow Exit Surveys 2012

We have less than a quarter of the year left in the 2011/2012 academic year. Fellows should be fully engaged in your program and their learning process. This is a good time to review compliance requirements to make adjustments, if necessary, or to validate that your program is achieving its goals related to fellow education.

Reminder: the exit survey is a 3 part survey and all 3 sections must be complete in order for the survey to be counted. The deadline to complete exit surveys is at the end of your fellowship program between June 30th and July 7th.

If there are any extenuating circumstances please email or call Michael Paulos (415) 561-8580 by June 1st.

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Surgical/Procedure/Case Logs

It is now possible for a copy of the fellow’s surgical log to be made available to you; simply ask your fellow to print a copy for you.

We encourage you to view these logs prior to your fellow(s) graduating to be sure your program is maintaining compliance based on your subspecialty program requirements.

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Change in Fellowship Director

Do you have a change in fellowship director? Please let us know. Refer to our website, pick your specialty, click on bio sketch form and submit to

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Annual Fee

Invoices will go out in April and payment is due by June 1. Payment is required for continued compliance.

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Triennial/Quadrennial Review

If you are up for a triennial/ quadrennial review in 2012 you will receive a notice and instructions by email in May. This is a reminder that the reviews are due on August 15th. You will also need to approve your 2012 graduating fellow’s exit survey in order to completely finish.

Review a sample triennial review online: click on fellowship, choose your subspecialty, and click on sample review.

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Request for Increase in Fellowship Positions

All requests for increases in the number of compliant fellowship positions must be received by May 1, 2012 to be eligible for posting for the 2013 available positions.

Increases in AUPO FCC Compliant positions may be requested by the Fellowship Director prior to May 1 for a July 1 start date via letter or email. Along with the request please provide written approval from the parent institution department chair. The request will be presented to the Review Committee and recommendation or approval may be based on the submission of additional information at the discretion of the Review Committee.

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Other News

Last quarter efforts were made by Dr. Bartly Mondino and Dr. John Keltner to reach out to eligible non-participating subspecialty programs via Program Chairs. As a result of this effort we have over 11 new applications that have begun the application process. This brings us that much closer to having all eligible fellowship programs AUPO FCC compliant.

For general information please visit the AUPO FCC website. Here are just a few things you can find there:

  • 2012 updated fellowship program responsibilities and deadlines
  • List of compliant programs
  • Archived news letters

We welcome your feedback. Comments may be sent to Questions about information posted in the e-Communication should be directed to the appropriate staff contacts.

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