The Associated Resident Council (ARC) is the Dartmouth-Hitchcock association for residents and fellows. The purpose and goals of the Associated Resident Council shall be multifaceted, including but is not limited to:
- Representing the interests and concerns of the training residents at Dartmouth-Hitchcock (D-H).
- Promoting harmonious relations and collaborations among the residents, and D-H faculty and staffs.
- Creating a forum for residents to pursue social, educational, academic, research, regulatory, advocacy, and volunteer interests.
- Developing a community and network for training residents.
- The resident must be in good standing with his or her program and with GME.
- Per ACGME’s guidelines, ARC representatives should be voluntary and must be self-nominated, or nominated by peers.
- The annual nomination process may be managed by chief residents at the discretion of the program.
- The annual list of nominees must be collected and approved by the program directors.
- The resident should have some interest in medical education or academic education.
- The number of ARC representatives will be dependent on the size of the core specialty program.
- For each core specialty, up to 1-2 representatives may come from the corresponding subspecialty (For example a Cardiology fellow for Internal Medicine’s ARC representatives).
- All core specialty programs may elect ARC representatives in all year level (including current residents and fellows, incoming PGY-1s and fellows, and transferring residents).
- The list of ARC representatives should be emailed to GME prior to the GMEC June Meeting of each academic year.
- Programs may reserve 1 slot for incoming residents to be named by the GMEC July meeting of each academic year.
- The ARC will present progress updates at GMEC semiannually (usually in January/Feb and June/July GMEC meetings).
Duties and responsibilities
- The ARC representative shall serve as the primary representative for his or her respective specialty at the ARC meetings.
- ARC meetings will be held approximately three times per semester (six meetings total), depending upon the agenda of the academic year, which be determined by the annual ARC resident survey.
- The ARC representative will serve on sub-committees based on the agenda of the academic year.
- The selected ARC representative must be able to attend at least 50% of ARC meetings; when attendance is not possible, an alternative representative must be designated for that meeting.
- The ARC representative shall circulate GME- and ARC-related announcements and/or pertinent events to his or her respective colleagues.
- The ARC representative will be eligible for appointment to D-H’s special subcommittees.