Approved Medical Residency Training Program Law and Legal Definition

The term approved medical residency training program means a graduate medical training program or other postgraduate medical training program, the participation in which is necessary for certification in a specialty or subspecialty. It also includes formal postgraduate training programs in geriatric medicine that is approved by the Secretary of Health and Human Services.

All of the time a resident spends in training under an approved medical residency training program, regardless of the setting, will be counted towards the determination of full-time equivalent resident counts so long as the resident is involved in patient care activities and the hospital incurs all, or substantially all, of the costs for the training program in the non-hospital setting.