- Study: Medical trainees lose 90 minutes a week on electronic medical records
According to the results of a 19-question survey sent out by the American College of Physicians, researchers determined that medical trainees are losing an average of 18 minutes a day, or 90 minutes a week, recording patient information into electronic medical records (EMR).
- Program offers medical students early exposure to the operating room
First-year students participating in Weill Cornell Medical College’s PreOp program have the opportunity to participate in operating room procedures in order to help them decide if they want to pursue a career in surgery.
- Ranking of nation's residency programs released
To help medical residents find the best residency program to apply to, physician network Doximity, in collaboration with U.S. News & World Report, released the results of its ranking of the country’s residency programs.
- Heard this week
"[R]egents, lawmakers, and the governor must be committed not merely to opening a new medical school and adding more residency specialties and positions, but opening a great medical school and creating great residency positions."An editorial published in the Las Vegas Review-Journal comments on recent initiatives to address the state’s physician shortage.
- Editor's Note
Dear readers,Recruitment seasons is nearly upon us and I’m sure you have your fair share of horror/memorable stories from years past. I’m hoping you’ll share some of your experiences with me for a story I’m writing for my monthly newsletter, Residency Program Alert. I’d especially love to hear about any challenging experiences and how you overcame them. If you’d like to contribute to my story, please email me.Thanks for reading and I hope you’ll share your recruiting experiences with me.Son Hoang, editor, Residency Program Insider
- Pure research not eligible for Medicare reimbursements
Teaching hospitals cannot factor in research that isn’t patient-care related in their calculations for graduate medical education Medicare reimbursements, according to a recent decision by the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals.