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July 31
Any compliant programs with missing or incomplete exit surveys lose compliance
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Hans E. Grossniklaus, MD
Chair, Review Committee

Summer 2012  

Welcome to the summer issue of AUPO FCC's quarterly eCommunication.

Fellow Exit Surveys 2012

By now all fellow exit surveys should be in and complete. There are a few extenuating circumstances that have been noted. If we are missing any active fellow exit surveys your program is at risk of losing compliance if they are not received by July 31.

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

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Triennial / Quadrennial Review REMINDER: Due on August 15th!

Many programs have already completed their review!

In mid-May we sent you a message letting you know if you are up for a triennial/ quadrennial review in 2012. This is a reminder that the reviews are due on August 15th. You will also need to comment on your 2012 graduating fellow’s procedure, surgical or case logs in order to completely finish. Also be reminded that the review requires a letter from your program chair. Please take the time to request this letter in advance so that you meet the deadline.

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

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Annual Fee 2012-2013

Thank you for submitting payment of your annual fee. For any programs that have outstanding invoices please pay immediately. You will lose compliance if payment is not received by July 15th.

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Verification Process for 2013 Incoming Fellows

Verification notices will be sent out in August by email. This will be an important step to complete. Completing the online verification form will allow your fellow to begin entering procedures, surgeries, and cases, (depending on your subspecialty) right away. They cannot start this log until they have been verified by you.

Have you shared the program requirements with your fellows? The most current copies are located on the AUPO FCC web site under Fellowships.

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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 for review and approval.

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Request for an Increase in Fellowship Positions

All requests for increases in the number of compliant fellowship positions must be received by May 1, 2013 to be eligible for posting for the 2014 available positions. Request for 2013 postings are now closed.

Increases in AUPO FCC Compliant positions may be requested by the Fellowship Director 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

As of July 1, 2012 Michael W. Belin, MD will now serve as the Vice Chair of the AUPO FCC. Additionally, Hans E. Grossniklaus, MD has been elected as the Chair of the Review Committee and Jennifer E. Thorne, MD was elected to Vice Chair of the Review Committee.

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

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

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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