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Residency Articles by Topic: Resident Well-Being

Heard this week

  • Residency Program Insider, Issue 42, October 25, 2013

    “One method for acquainting students with geriatric care is exposure to ‘cool...

Heard this week

  • Residency Program Insider, Issue 15, April 12, 2013

    “This was a first look to assess whether the residents’ duty hour changes resulted in...

Less training time for residents, more errors for patients

  • Residency Program Insider, Issue 15, April 12, 2013

    Reducing residents’ work hours was supposed to reduce errors, but recent research challenges...

Tip of the week: Teaching communication skills requires role models

  • Residency Program Insider, Issue 12, March 21, 2013

    Educating your residents on proper and effective communication skills requires faculty members that...

Burnout, personal distress may decrease resident safety

  • Residency Program Insider, Issue 52, December 27, 2012

    Mitigating sleepiness and fatigue in residents has long been the focus of efforts to improve...

Tip of the week: Get creative with low-cost social activities for residents

  • Residency Program Insider, Issue 52, December 27, 2012

    Planning social activities for residents or improving your program or materials on a shoestring is...

News and briefs: Residents feel more rested but less prepared

  • Residency Program Insider, Issue 41, November 6, 2012

    Since duty hour restrictions for residents went into place, orthopedic surgeons in training at...

RPA excerpt: Stack chief resident agenda on committees

  • Residency Program Insider, Issue 39, October 23, 2012

    It is common practice to have chief residents sit on house staff committees and interdepartmental...

News and briefs: One-third of surgical residents require remediation

  • Residency Program Insider, Issue 37, October 2, 2012

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News and briefs: Survey says residents prefer four-day work weeks in big cities

  • Residency Program Insider, Issue 36, September 25, 2012

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News and briefs: VA med centers turn to physician extenders for duty hour relief

  • Residency Program Insider, Issue 36, September 25, 2012

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News and briefs: Residents, young physicians embracing industry changes

  • Residency Program Insider, Issue 35, September 18, 2012

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Residency Manager blog: Burnout high

  • Residency Program Insider, Issue 32, August 28, 2012

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News and briefs: Study suggests team athletes are most successful residents

  • Residency Program Insider, Issue 32, August 28, 2012

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News and briefs: UCLA neurosurgery creates mobile library for residents

  • Residency Program Insider, Issue 27, July 24, 2012

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News and briefs: AOA approves residency advancement policies

  • Residency Program Insider, Issue 27, July 24, 2012

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News and briefs: Manhattan institution offers yoga to relax residents

  • Residency Program Insider, Issue 26, July 17, 2012

    A wife of an internist at Lenox Hill Hospital in Manhattan is launching a pilot yoga program...

News and briefs: Survey says residents work through possible illness

  • Residency Program Insider, Issue 23, June 26, 2012

    A 2010 survey of 150 residents shows that many worked through flulike symptoms during training in...

News and briefs: Many residents disapprove of duty-hour restrictions

  • Residency Program Insider, Issue 22, June 19, 2012

    Approximately half of residents (48.4%) surveyed in a recent study say they do not approve of the...

News and briefs: Duke residents using video to document patients

  • Residency Program Insider, Issue 22, June 19, 2012

    Residents at the Duke University School of Medicine are using their new video-making skills to...

Tip of the week: Remove resident probation status? A letter is better.

  • Residency Program Insider, Issue 17, May 1, 2012

    When a resident leaves a program where he or she was put on probation for some length of time, it...

Tip of the week: Take preventative steps against fatigue

  • Residency Program Insider, Issue 15, April 17, 2012

    Although duty-hour standards recently changed, the concern over resident fatigue should not...

News and briefs: Temple doctor gets more than seven years for resident billing scheme

  • Residency Program Insider, Issue 13, April 3, 2012

    Joseph Kubacki, MD, was recently sentenced to 87 months in prison on 150 counts that include...

Tip of the week: Emphasize importance of duty-hour monitoring to residents

  • Residency Program Insider, Issue 13, April 3, 2012

    Pressure to fabricate duty hours exists. There are plenty of positive and negative reasons your...

News and briefs: Residents organize 'mutiny' at NY hospital

  • Residency Program Insider, Issue 12, March 27, 2012

    Residents at Peninsula Hospital Center in Queens, NY are encouraging the American Osteopathic...

News and briefs: Study shows iPad boosts resident efficiency

  • Residency Program Insider, Issue 11, March 20, 2012

    A 2010-2011 study shows that providing an iPad to residents increased efficiency, decreased delays...

News and briefs: UA study links lack of empathy in residents to long shifts

  • Residency Program Insider, Issue 5, February 7, 2012

      Approximately 68% of surveyed residents indicated a “significant decline” in...

News and briefs: Bob Barker urges university to stop using cats to train medical students

  • Residency Program Insider, Issue 4, January 31, 2012

    Game show icon Bob Barker is asking the University of Virginia to stop the practice of using cats...

News and briefs: IRS to reimburse former medical residents

  • Residency Program Insider, Issue 3, January 24, 2012

    According to an article in the Cleveland Plain Dealer, residents, fellows, and the hospitals they...

News and briefs: Report focuses more attention on social/behavioral sciences in medical education

  • Residency Program Insider, Issue 2, January 17, 2012

    A new AAMC report stresses the importance of medical education focusing on the impact of lifestyle...

News and briefs: ACGME to test four-year family medicine residency model

  • Residency Program Insider, Issue 2, January 17, 2012

    Will it be three or four years? A new ACGME pilot program will determine the appropriate length for...

Ask the expert: How can we distribute and review goals and objectives with residents?

  • Residency Program Insider, Issue 51, December 30, 2011

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News and briefs: Morbidity study questions duty hour restrictions

  • Residency Program Insider, Issue 51, December 30, 2011

    A University of Vermont College of Medicine study shows an increased complications rate in...

News and briefs: TJC warns of extended hour dangers

  • Residency Program Insider, Issue 49, December 20, 2011

    The Joint Commission (TJC) spoke out last week against extended work hours for physicians. The...

News and briefs: Neurosurgery residents opposed to work hour restrictions

  • Residency Program Insider, Issue 47, December 6, 2011

    More than 70% of neurosurgery residents responding to a survey about resident work hour...

News and briefs: Residents using smartphones in hospital

  • Residency Program Insider, Issue 47, December 6, 2011

    A recent ACGME survey found that residents are using their smartphones in clinical practice...

Tip of the week: Write narrative descriptions of the doctor-patient encounter

  • Residency Program Insider, Issue 46, November 29, 2011

    Help residents take a meta-perspective by asking them to consider alternative points of view of...

Tip of the week: Differentiate between residents and employees

  • Residency Program Insider, Issue 45, November 22, 2011

    At the 6th Annual Residency Program Management Workshop, Franklin Medio, PhD, educational...

Tip of the week: Examine rotation lengths

  • Residency Program Insider, Issue 45, November 22, 2011

    Determine how long residents need to spend on a rotation to complete the procedural requirements...

News and briefs: OSHA will not monitor resident work hours

  • Residency Program Insider, Issue 44, November 15, 2011

    For the second time in 10 years, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) rejected...

News and briefs: Residents in favor of hospital employment

  • Residency Program Insider, Issue 43, November 8, 2011

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Ask the expert: Can you offer a remediation strategy that is not as severe as probation?

  • Residency Program Insider, Issue 42, November 1, 2011

    Educational enhancement is a focused event designed to improve a resident’s activity in a...

News and briefs: Residents performing fewer procedures

  • Residency Program Insider, Issue 39, October 11, 2011

    Since the ACGME set limits on residents’ work hours in 2003, trainees perform about 520...

Tip of the week: Overcome hidden curriculum

  • Residency Program Insider, Issue 38, October 4, 2011

    The hidden curriculum presents a significant challenge to medical education. Our learners learn...

News and briefs: Are shorter shifts more stressful?

  • Residency Program Insider, Issue 37, September 20, 2011

      Consumer groups and government agencies are focusing on patient safety, and more...

Patient safety experts call for further limits to resident work hours

  • Residency Program Insider, Issue 25, June 28, 2011

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Tip of the week: Meet FMLA requirements

  • Residency Program Insider, Issue 21, May 31, 2011

    As more residents embrace clinical work and parenthood, it's important to educate yourself and...

Tip of the week: Accepting transfer residents

  • Residency Program Insider, Issue 17, May 3, 2011

    Accepting transfer residents can present several challenges for residency programs, including...

Should institutions develop policies requiring surgeons to disclose fatigue?

  • Residency Program Insider, Issue 1, January 4, 2011

    Prominent sleep researchers say that institutions should have policies in place to prevent fatigued...

Study sheds light on residents’ coping strategies

  • Residency Program Insider, Issue 38, September 28, 2010

    Residency is stressful, but many training programs have yet to develop support to help residents...

iPhone app makes tracking hand hygiene compliance easier

  • Residency Program Insider, Issue 39, September 28, 2010

    For those of you with iPhones in the medical setting, a new app will streamline hand hygiene...

Sleepy and well-rested residents perform similarly during surgery, study says

  • Residency Program Insider, Issue 35, August 31, 2010

    Well-rested residents may not be better surgeons than less-rested counterparts, a new study in the...

Residents make list of most stressful jobs

  • Residency Program Insider, Issue 33, August 16, 2010

    Medical interns made the list of the Christian Science Monitor’s list of the top five...

Make the redundant rewarding for residents

  • Residency Program Alert, Issue 8, August 1, 2010

    Although your new residents may currently be excited to take on any task, no matter how mundane...

Strategies for residents and attending physicians to enhance supervision

  • Residency Program Alert, Issue 7, July 1, 2010

    Although the amount of hours residents work is getting a lot of media attention, the ACGME has made...

Depression symptoms increase during intern year, study says

  • Residency Program Insider, Issue 24, June 15, 2010

    The high levels of stress first-year residents face may increase symptoms of depression, according...

Dangle the carrot to encourage resident compliance

  • Residency Program Alert, Issue 6, June 1, 2010

    Program coordinators are compliance managers. It’s up to you to ensure that residents...

Tip of the week: Don’t compromise on termination decisions

  • Residency Program Insider, Issue 21, May 25, 2010

    The process and decision to terminate a resident for academic reasons weighs heavily on most...

Accepting nominations for program coordinator award

  • Residency Program Insider, Issue 20, May 12, 2010

    Nominate a coordinator colleague or yourself for our new award celebrating the professionalism of...

Ensure an on-time and smooth start for IMGs

  • Residency Program Alert, Issue 3, March 1, 2010

    Although managing all new resident documentation is important, none requires coordinators&rsquo...

A word of caution: Don't compromise on termination decisions

  • Residency Program Alert, Issue 2, February 1, 2010

    Making the tough decision about termination is key to staying out of legal trouble.

Training can prevent needlestick injuries from going unreported

  • Residency Program Insider, Issue 2, January 12, 2010

    Medical residents often fail to report needlestick incidents, which can put them at risk for...

Ask the expert: What is the program coordinator’s role in the remediation process?

  • Residency Program Insider, Issue 49, December 22, 2009

    The program coordinator has two functions in the educational development process: (1) act as an...

Medical errors linked to fatigue and burnout, study says

  • Residency Program Insider, Issue 38, October 6, 2009

    A new study confirms that fatigue and distress are associated with residents’ self-reported...

Residency Program Alert, October 2009

  • Residency Program Alert, Issue 10, October 1, 2009

    In the October issue, we look at different approaches for teaching residents about ethics, best...

Tip of the week: Ensure your infection control training is up to par

  • Residency Program Insider, Issue 35, September 15, 2009

    Health officials are already warning that this winter’s flu season will be severe largely due...

Residency Program Alert September 2009

  • Residency Program Alert, Issue 9, September 1, 2009

    This issue takes an indepth look at the issue of resident burnout. Learn what causes it and how...

Help residents chill out, not burn out

  • Residency Program Alert, Issue 9, September 1, 2009

    Residents don’t start their training thinking it’s going to be a cakewalk. They expect...

Ask the expert: What documentation is needed when a resident is on probation?

  • Residency Program Insider, Issue 31, August 18, 2009

    If a resident’s actions do not improve through remediation, or in extremely egregious...

Surgery residents says duty hour limitations impede training

  • Residency Program Insider, Issue 27, July 21, 2009

    Forty-one percent of recently surveyed surgical residents report that work hour restrictions are a...

Feature blog post: Stop burnout before it stops residents

  • Residency Program Insider, Issue 24, June 30, 2009

    As you watch eager new residents start their training, I know it’s hard to think about...

Practicing physicians work hours reflect ACGME duty hour rules

  • Residency Program Insider, Issue 23, June 23, 2009

    Practicing physicians work a similar number of hours as allowed under the ACGME’s duty hour...

Free orientation resource available on Residency Manager Blog

  • Residency Program Insider, Issue 22, June 16, 2009

    HCPro is proud to announce the publication of its latest residency resource, The Complete Residency...

Reducing intern work hours may not affect fatigue levels

  • Residency Program Insider, Issue 22, June 9, 2009

    A survey of first-year residents at the University of California, San Francisco, indicates that...

Ask the expert: What characteristics are associated with problem residents?

  • Residency Program Insider, Issue 21, June 2, 2009

    Program directors, faculty, and coordinators must determine whether disruptive behavior is due to a...

Residency Program Alert May 2009

  • Residency Program Alert, Issue 5, May 1, 2009

    In this issue, get tips for conducting successful interviews, redesigning resident work hours to...

Make exit interviews valuable for you and graduating residents

  • Residency Program Alert, Issue 5, May 1, 2009

    To be effective, program directors and other exit interviewers must remember that exit interviews...

Get ready for duty hour reform now

  • Residency Program Alert, Issue 5, May 1, 2009

    RPA sat down with two program directors who have spent the past several years scrutinizing and...

10 Tips for a trouble-free orientation

  • Residency Program Alert, Issue 4, April 1, 2009

    Get 10 tips to make your orientation a success.

Does the type of training program accreditation affect professional satisfaction levels of osteopathic medical school graduates?

  • Residency Program Insider, Issue 12, March 31, 2009

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Book Excerpt: Orientation starts before residents arrive

  • Residency Program Insider, Issue 11, March 24, 2009

    Most program coordinators think of orientation as the process of introducing incoming residents to...

Resident survey data spur change across five hospitals

  • Residency Program Insider, Issue 10, March 17, 2009

    Graduate medical education leaders at Loma Linda University (CA) used data collected from annual...

Put answers at first-year residents' fingertips

  • Residency Program Alert, Issue 3, March 1, 2009

    Whether you’re creating a first-year resident manual for the first time or performing a...

Residency Program Alert, March 2009

  • Residency Program Alert, Issue 3, March 1, 2009

    In this issue, get tips for ensuring the success of your chief residents, putting together a...

Can a 48-hour work week enhance patient safety?

  • Residency Program Insider, Issue 5, February 3, 2009

    Decreasing residents’ work hours to 48 hours per week does not compromise patient safety...

Tip of the week: Know the ins and outs of resident contracts

  • Residency Program Insider, Issue 4, January 27, 2009

    With Match Day just a month away, it is time for program coordinators and directors to think about...

The effect of music on junior residents in the operating room

  • Residency Program Insider, Issue 3, January 20, 2009

    It’s common for professionals in any field to listen to music while they’re working...

Feature blog post: Tips for the semi-annual performance review

  • Residency Program Insider, Issue 2, January 13, 2009

    It is the time of year for programs to conduct the semi-annual performance review of residents and...

ACGME announces Office of Resident Services

  • Residency Program Insider, Issue 33, December 9, 2008

    The ACGME created a new Office of Resident Services, which provides residents, fellows, and faculty...

Institute of Medicine releases suggested changes to duty hour standards

  • Residency Program Insider, Issue 33, December 9, 2008

    Last week, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) released a report calling for several changes to the...

Tip of the week: Help residents manage debt

  • Residency Program Insider, Issue 30, November 18, 2008

    Between the country’s financial crisis and the possibility of a recession, your graduating...

Feature blog post: Preventing suicide and promoting wellness

  • Residency Program Insider, Issue 25, October 14, 2008

    Last year, one of our former residents committed suicide.  Once the shock, sadness, and...

Feature blog post: Support for residents' spouses

  • Residency Program Insider, Issue 24, October 7, 2008

    I spoke at a coordinator retreat at the University of Connecticut a couple weeks ago and got into a...