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  • Answering the tough questions on training verifications

    Responding to training verifications is an increasingly difficult task for program directors and coordinators. Healthcare entities and state licensing boards now ask more detailed questions regarding residents’ performance during training.

  • Study: Resident performance suffers in rude operating rooms

    Anesthesiology residents scored lower in several performance metrics when assigned to rude operating rooms, according to a study published in BMJ Quality & Safety.

  • Use curriculum to enhance your oversight process

    Educating constituents is essential to an effective, efficient, and efficacious oversight process. The GME office at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio has designed and delivered quarterly presentations on topics salient to enhance the clinical learning environment.

  • Study: Shorter shifts improve senior residents' sleep duration

    Senior residents were found to get more sleep per week when limited to shifts of no more than 16 consecutive hours, according to a study published in Sleep.

  • Take the 2019 Residency Coordinator Salary Survey

    It’s time for HCPro’s Residency Coordinator Salary Survey again. Please take a few moments to complete the survey so we can provide you with the most accurate information about coordinators’ working conditions. The results will be published in upcoming issues of our Residency Program Alert newsletter and excerpts will be featured in Residency Program Insider.

    In return for completing the survey, you’ll be eligible for a drawing to win a free registration to our Residency Program Coordinator Boot Camp®—Online course!

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

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

  • Provide your residents with a forum

    Residents must have a forum for voicing concerns without fear of intimation or retaliation. Residents are at a vulnerable state: They are no longer students, yet they are not yet competent in their specialty. They must be able to freely voice concerns without it affecting their current or future status.

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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.