- Specialty match data point to fewer nephrologists
Preliminary results of the Specialties Matching Service Match for Appointment Year 2015 are ominous for kidney specialists, according to the American Society of Nephrologists (ASN).
- Mayo Clinic to open family medicine residency program
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services awarded the Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire, Wisconsin a $750,000 grant spread over three years to open a new family medicine residency program in 2017.
- Study: Region of medical residency affects physicians? spending patterns
A recent study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that general internists and family physicians who completed their residencies in regions associated with higher healthcare spending go on to practice more expensive medicine.
- Heard this week
“As medical education leaders, we need to shepherd through innovations—in technology and in other areas, such as faculty development, competency-based education and professionalism—to equip future physicians for improving the health of our nation.”
- Robert Wah, MD,
discusses teaching the next generation of physicians in a post on AMA Viewpoints
- Editor’s Note
In observance of the holidays, Residency Program Insider won’t be published for the next two weeks. The next edition will arrive in your inbox on January 9, 2015. Since this is the last edition of the year, let me know what you thought were the big stories of the year and what topics you’d like to see covered here next year.
Happy holidays and thanks for reading!
Son Hoang, editor, Residency Program Insider
- Study: Class of newest U.S. medical students is most diverse ever
More students are going to medical school than ever before, and the newest matriculants are the most diverse class yet, according to data from the Association of American Medical Colleges.