Residency Headlines

  • Improving resident peer feedback

    Concerns about affecting interpersonal relationships can keep residents from providing accurate and useful peer feedback, according to a new study published in the Journal of Graduate Medical Education.

  • Medical school drops its admission requirements

    The Vanderbilt University School of Medicine (VUSM) has changed its admission guidelines to no longer require a set number of courses. Instead, it will encourage applicants to demonstrate competency in four recommended categories.

  • Study: Quality of care unchanged with supervision

    A study looking into clinical outcomes of patients treated by overnight medical residents at Penn State Hershey Medical Center found no significant change after bringing in an on-site attending-level physician supervisor.

  • Heard this week

    “There are these type A, competitive people that have been at the top of their class like since kindergarten, so you get into residency, and you want to do the next competitive thing.”

    - Gina Luciano, MD, discusses why fewer residents are choosing primary care in a Boston Globe article.


  • Editor’s Note

    Dear readers,

    HCPro would like to offer a resident orientation e-learning library. These e-learning courses would allow you to track residents’ completion of the courses and could be integrated into your current orientation modules. Course topics could include HIPAA, duty hours regulations, SAFER, etc.

    Please click the link below to complete a short survey to help us develop an e-learning library.

    Thanks for reading!

    Son Hoang, editor, Residency Program Insider

  • The 2015 Residency Coordinator Salary Survey: Part 2

    We continue our coverage this month of HCPro's Residency Coordinator Salary Survey. Please see last month's edition of the newsletter for information on topics such as respondents' salaries based on location, title, and education level.