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  • The Guide for Graduate Medical Education Offices and Program Coordinators

    The Guide for Graduate Medical Education Offices and Program Coordinators provides the office of graduate medical education (GME) and program coordinators the guidance need to successfully run a GME program together. Author Vicki Hamm, C-TAGME, provides how-to guidance and tools for implementing ACGME Institutional Requirements, institutional policies, crafting resident/fellow contracts, managing evaluations, maintaining program accreditation, and other daily duties. This book contains sample policies and forms to customize for your institution.

    This book will guide your GME operations so that you can achieve compliance with ACGME requirements; support your program directors, and faculty; and most importantly, produce trainees who become skilled physicians as they move from the educational continuum to the independent practice of medicine.

    Order your copy today!

  • The signs and symptoms of stress

    Every resident has stress, but today’s residents may have more than those of past generations. The new pressures include financial obligations and an uncertain future. This stress can cause residents to lose their passion for medicine, become cynical about the healthcare system, and become less humanistic.

  • The states where physicians earn the most

    Kentucky has the highest average salary for physicians in the country at $346,000, according to Medscape’s 10th Annual Physician Compensation Report. More than 17,000 physicians from more than 30 specialties Medscape’s submitted survey responses, which were used to compile the report.

  • Take the 2020 Residency Coordinator Salary Survey

    Did you enjoy the coverage of the 2019 Residency Coordinator Salary Survey featured in this e-newsletter and in Residency Program Alert? Please take a few moments to complete the 2020 Residency Coordinator Salary Survey so we can continue to provide you with the most accurate information about coordinators’ working conditions.

    In return for completing the survey, you’ll be eligible for a drawing to win a free copy of The Residency Coordinator's Handbook, Fourth Edition.

    Click here or enter this URL into the address bar of your browser to take the survey:

    Don't forget to pass the survey link along to other coordinators you know!

  • Educate residents about sleep deprivation and fatigue

    Sleep deprivation and fatigue has long been a concern of the GME community. To address these issues, in 2003 the ACGME Common Program Requirements capped the number of hours residents may work in a week, and subsequent revisions have addressed residents’ maximum shift lengths. Further, Common Program Requirement VI.D. specifically addresses fatigue and the program’s role in educating residents and faculty to recognize the signs of fatigue and sleep deprivation.

  • Residency coordinator self-care

    A residency coordinator’s overall wellness can be thought of as a wheel made up of different components, such as physical, mental, social, and psychological health. In an ideal world, each component will be fully realized, making the circumference of the wheel smooth. The problem is that the reality does not always work this way.

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  • Heard this week

    “When you are unfamiliar with a topic being discussed on rounds, take the risk and ask about it. Better to sound a bit green and learn something new than to stay silent and not know what to do when you get that 3:00 a.m. call.”

    - Kirk Sidey, MD, discusses overcoming the fears that plague residents.