Residency

Residency Headlines

  • New for RPA subscribers-only: Incorporating mindfulness training into your program

    One technique that has been proven in the literature to promote clear thinking, compassion, emotional balance, and well-being is the practice of mindfulness. Mindfulness is mental training that allows individuals to recognize unhelpful habitual thoughts and behaviors and to learn new and creative ways of responding. It has been well studied and is recognized as a healthy way to deal with stress. Read more.

  • Heard this week

    “Understanding the type of debt you’re taking on, the type of company you’re financing with and what you want your career to look like can help you be able to manage your debt level once those loans become payable.”

  • Editor's note

    We’re still looking for feedback about a new edition of The Resident’s Orientation Handbook. This guide will give residents a quick glance at issues such as documentation, moonlighting, well-being, duty hours, and ACGME requirements. What topics would you like to see covered in this book. What are the most important things for residents to know about as they enter your program? What would get residents to read this book? Please email editor kkondilis@hcpro.com with your feedback for this book.

    Also, in observance of Thanksgiving, Residency Program Insider won’t be published next Friday. The next edition will arrive in your inbox on December 1.
     

  • Help residents, faculty understand Milestones

    Each program should sit down annually with resident and faculty groups to review expectations for assessment rating and completion. This task could be completed as part of the annual program evaluation, at a staff meeting, or during a resident conference.

  • Incorporating mindfulness training into your program

    One technique that has been proven in the literature to promote clear thinking, compassion, emotional balance, and well-being is the practice of mindfulness. Mindfulness is mental training that allows individuals to recognize unhelpful habitual thoughts and behaviors and to learn new and creative ways of responding.

  • Many states struggle to retain physicians after residency

    In 2016, about 47% of physicians were active in the state where they completed their residency, according to a new report from the Association of American Medical Colleges.