Residency Headlines

  • Study: Online training modules help residents screen patients for substance abuse

    Communication is key for identifying patients with substance use issues and online learning modules may be the best way to provide this communication training, according to a study from the Perelman School of Medicine at University of Pennsylvania and Drexel University College of Medicine.

  • Does intensity of hospital care affect residents' level of care?

    Results of the 2012 Internal Medicine In-Training Examination (IM-ITE) show that residents’ scores on High Value Care questions correlated with their overall test score, as well as the intensity of care provided at the resident’s training hospital.

  • Heard this week

    “We train 1,200 resident physicians when the cap is more than 600. The incremental cost of training more residents is borne by the institution. Our ability to train above the cap is being threatened, and this year may be the first time we will have to curtail those costs.”
    Thomas Burke, MD, discusses the importance of supporting medical education through Medicare funding to a panel of Congressional staff and fellow healthcare leaders. Read the full story from AAMC.

  • Get the answers to your toughest resident remediation questions

    When you have an underperforming resident, this one resident can take up the majority of your time and attention. If you are struggling with your resident remediation plan, GME expert Franklin Medio, PhD has the answers to help you. 


  • Washington universities dissolve medical education partnership

    Washington State University (WSU) and the University of Washington (UW) are ending their medical education partnership after WSU announced a proposal to open its own medical school in Spokane last month.

  • Medical schools use simulations to train students on AAMC guidelines

    A pilot group of medical schools have been modifying their curriculums to test the implementation of the Association of American Medical Colleges’ (AAMC) Core Entrustable Professional Activities (EPAs) for Entering Residency.