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  • New for RPA subscribers-only: Why we need to teach physicians to say 'no'

    Some in medical education may not realize that many medical professionals may be hesitant to say “no” to patients. However, there are certain circumstances where a request from a patient or family must be denied. These include requests that are scientifically, legally, or ethically infeasible for the healthcare team to carry out. Read more.

  • Establish rapport with fellows

    Regardless of whether it is written in a coordinator’s handbook or job description, it is part of your responsibility to be sensitive to the various pressures and expectations placed upon fellows and to offer them support and appropriate understanding whenever possible.

  • Heard this week

    As clinical learners, whether a medical student, resident, fellow, etc., we look to our senior colleagues and faculty for cues about workplace culture and norms.”

  • Survey: Medical school deans concerned about the availability of residency positions

    Since 2002, first-year enrollment at U.S. medical schools has increased 29% but a survey of medical school administrators finds that many are worried the number of available residency positions is not keeping up with that growth.

  • Have you weighed in?

    We’re working on a Residency Program Alert article about medical scribes and need your comments. Does your program provide scribes for residents? How about for your attendings? Why or why not? If you’d like to chime in, please send your comments to me at shoang@hcpro.com.

    Thanks for reading!

    Son Hoang, editor, Residency Program Insider

     

  • Why we need to teach physicians to say 'no'

    Some in medical education may not realize that many medical professionals may be hesitant to say “no” to patients. However, there are certain circumstances where a request from a patient or family must be denied. These include requests that are scientifically, legally, or ethically infeasible for the healthcare team to carry 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.