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  • Interviewing residency program applicants

    There are two major residency candidate interviewing methodologies. Most programs use the open method in which interviewers receive the application documents in advance and have the opportunity to read them ahead of time. The advantage of this approach is that the interviewer knows what is in the candidate’s file, and each interviewer can focus on one portion of the application during the interview.

  • Be a better manager

    Succeeding as a manager/director requires more than just knowing the ins and outs of GME. You must also know how to be a leader, deal with stressful situations, manage your staff, manage your time, and delegate work tasks.
     

  • Understanding the Supplemental Offer and Acceptance Program

    The Supplemental Offer and Acceptance Program (SOAP) process is similar to a mini-version of the Match. The entire process occurs within four days of Match Week, Monday through Thursday. To be considered, candidates who did not match must already have their applications submitted to programs electronically via the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS).

  • ABIM clarifies leave policy for residents

    Finding that program directors were misinterpreting its leave policies, the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) updated its website to clear up the confusion surrounding how much time residents can take off.

  • Engage in self-care to combat burnout

    In 2019, approximately 44% of physicians reported feeling burned out. Among the most burned-out specialties were critical care, neurology, family medicine, OB-GYN, and internal medicine. While statistics and other information concerning physician burnout are readily available, burnout among other professionals, such as coordinators, is not garnering nearly as much attention.

  • Report: Family medicine is the most in-demand specialty

    According to Doximity’s 2019 Physician Employment Report, the most in-demand physician specialty in the United States is family medicine. Continue reading for the 10 most in-demand specialties and subspecialties.

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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.