Residency Headlines

  • Survival Skills for Residency Coordinators and Administrators

    The many different roles residency coordinators and administrators play bring about daily stress that can become overwhelming. Under such stress, even simple tasks can become burdensome without proper planning and management.

    Join us on Thursday, May 19, at 1 PM ET for Survival Skills for Residency Coordinators and Administrators. During this 90-minute webcast, expert speaker Diana Davila, C-TAGME, will discuss strategies for prioritizing program coordinator daily duties, as well as how to balance these daily duties with long-term activities such as orientation and recruitment. She will also explain how to define the coordinator’s role in relation to staff members and residents and what to do when those boundaries are crossed.

    At the conclusion of this program, participants will be able to:
    •    Apply various strategies to improve time management skills
    •    Develop a schedule that balances daily duties and annual activities
    •    Understand the different roles coordinators play and the best way to communicate with others in the program
    •    Define boundaries and address situations when a resident crosses them

    Register now by clicking here!

  • Resident seen in viral video fired

    Jackson Health System in Miami is firing a fourth-year neurology resident who was caught on video having an altercation with an Uber driver. In January, a video of Anjali Ramkissoon, MD, was posted online showing her striking and screaming profanities at the driver, who was attempting to pick up another customer.

  • Students rally to save medical program threatened by budget cuts

    The Joint Medical Program (JMP) at the University of California, Berkeley’s School of Public Health may be shut down as part of an effort to cut $900,000 in expenses. Students and staff are speaking out and have launched an online petition to save their program.

  • Negotiating your first employment contract

    New physicians often lack the legal expertise to fully understand their first employment contracts. Wes Cleveland, an attorney in the American Medical Association’s Advocacy Resource Center, says an experienced attorney can provide insight to help negotiate a fair contract.

  • Heard this week

    “Teaching hospitals and medical schools in our academic medical centers provide everything from first breakthroughs to last-resort care. We must protect and support them while holding them accountable. For without education and research, there are no academics in medicine. And without academic medicine, there is no engine for healthcare, life-sciences advancement, and societal well-being.”

    - David Silbersweig, MD, discusses the vital role of teaching hospitals in a commentary for The Washington Post.

  • Two ways to get involved with HCPro!

    Dear readers,

    Are you interested in sharing your opinion about industry needs and products HCPro should be developing? If so, we want to hear from you. We'll be conducting a residency focus group on Monday, May 16 at 12 EDT. If you are interested in participating, email me.

    We’re also still looking for enthusiastic GME experts to join our ad-hoc group to read and review prepublication drafts of our books and training materials. How it works is we’ll send members of the group periodic emails listing upcoming projects available for outside review. If you’re interested, just let us know and we’ll send reviewing guidelines and give you an idea of our timeframe. If it works for you, we’ll send the draft chapters as they’re available, and a printed copy of the book when it’s complete. You’ll also be recognized as a reviewer inside the printed book.

    To join our review group, please have a minimum of five years of experience and be in an educational, supervisory, or leadership role within your organization. To sign up as a reviewer, please email me with your areas of interest and expertise and/or resume.

    Thanks for reading!

    Son Hoang, editor, Residency Program Insider