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  • ACGME calls for accelerated PPE production

    A resurgence of COVID-19 cases has prompted the ACGME to send letters to both presidential nominees calling for them to commit to accelerating personal protective equipment (PPE) production to protect frontline healthcare workers

  • Planning a change to a just culture: Part one

    As we discussed last month, the first step to moving toward a just culture to improve patient safety in clinical learning environments is undertaking a culture assessment to determine your organization's current culture. Once it has been completed, your organization's leadership has the daunting task of looking at what the findings tell them, including what the staff perceives as the organization's problem areas.

  • Provide oversight of rotations at participating sites

    Participating sites are used in situations in which the sponsoring institution cannot provide certain experiences that are required by the program. For example, the institution may need to send its residents out to complete trauma rotations if it is not a trauma center.

  • Video chat interviews

    There are as many ways to organize and manage interview days as there are training programs. Each program must determine what logistically works in its unique context. An option is to use a video chat application like Skype for remote one-on-one interviewing.

  • Physicians push for inclusion of climate change into residency curriculum

    Following a push to teach medical students about the health risks associated with climate change, there's now a growing movement to provide residents with further training tailored to their specialties.

  • Patient stressors during the COVID-19 era

    2020 has been a stressful year. As of this writing, COVID-19 has infected over 7.3 million Americans and killed more than 200,000. Unemployment is at its highest level since the Great Depression, and experts predict mass evictions as financial aid measures run out.

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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.