- Tips for planning resident orientation
New resident orientation is an exciting time for program directors and coordinators. It is nice to see all of the hard work you did during recruitment pay off when the incoming residents walk through the door. It is also a crucial time to communicate the essential information residents need to know in order to care for patients on their first day. A well-organized, comprehensive orientation lays the foundation for your residents’ success.
- Resident support website launched
A new website and discussion platform aims to help residents navigate training and successfully transition to practice. NEJM Resident 360 offers residents clinical content and career guidance to help them efficiently manage their training years.
- For-profit medical schools hope to address healthcare shortages
In the past few years, several for-profit medical schools have opened in hopes of increasing the number of physicians in underserved and rural areas without relying on taxpayer dollars. However, critics question whether for-profit medical schools and private companies can properly train the next generation of physicians.
- Heard this week
“The qualities that make people good physicians are a double-edged sword … It’s those who are most dedicated to their work who are at greatest risk to be most consumed by it.”
- Tait Shanafelt, MD, discusses the drivers of physician burnout at the 2016 AMA Annual Meeting.
- Editor's note
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- Heard this week
“If residents become comfortable with end-of-life discussions, then more of them will happen, both during and after their training. This would be good for patients, because current physicians often fail to initiate these important discussions until the end of life. And it would be equally good for residents.”
- Resident Ravi Parikh, MD, explains the importance of end-of-life training in a post for STAT.