- New RPA Subscribers-Only Content: ACGME releases revised duty hour Common Program Requirements
Removal of the 16-hour cap for first-year residents is among the revised Common Program Requirements recently approved for implementation by the Board of Directors for the ACGME. Like senior residents, first-year residents will be able to work up to 24 hours beginning July 1, when the revisions to Section VI of the standards will go into effect. Read more.
- Recruiting residents to join your program evaluation committee
The ACGME requires at least one resident or fellow to be a part of the program evaluation committee (PEC). You may want to start recruiting with the chief residents because they have already committed themselves to a leadership role in the program.
- AAMC: U.S. physician shortage could surpass 100,000 by 2030
The United States could face a shortage of 40,800–104,900 physicians by 2030, according to a study published by the Association of American Medical Colleges.
- Residents concerned about debt, retirement saving
Thirty-four percent of medical residents are concerned about paying off their medical school debt, according to a survey of more than 1,500 residents published by AMA Insurance.
- Heard this week
“Learning personal finance requires a significant amount of research, and for physician trainees there simply isn’t enough free time to squeeze in the effort required to master it.”
- Editor’s note
It’s almost time for HCPro’s annual residency coordinator salary survey. We’re always looking to use the survey results to present the information you want to know. Are there any topics or specific questions you would like added to this year’s survey? If you have any suggestions, please email me.
Thanks for reading!
Son Hoang, editor, Residency Program Alert