Transparency in Residency Education: Nominating Residents for Fellowships and Awards
To the Editor:
In methods of job promotion, transparency has been defined as “the degree of information about criteria given to candidates about decision making” (, p. 395). Transparency has been associated with increased job satisfaction in a variety of health care settings, including among a large group of residents , medical school faculty , and nurses . In a study concerning methods of job promotion in various private sector organizations, transparency was positively associated with perceptions of procedural justice and job satisfaction . Furthermore, transparency has been conceptualized as an important component of authentic leadership, which improves employee job satisfaction as well as productivity and function .
It stands to reason that increasing transparency should be a goal for administration in a psychiatry residency program, especially when selecting residents for awards and honors. For years, our program was plagued by dissatisfaction surrounding the way...
Compliance with Ethical Standards
The Institutional Review Board of the New York State Psychiatric Institute reviewed this study (NYSPI IRB project number 7723) and determined that it did not meet the definition of human subject research.
On behalf of all authors, the corresponding author states that there is no conflict of interest.