Residency Headlines

  • Tips for ranking applicants to your program

    Ranking applicants is a crucial—and potentially stressful—step in the resident recruitment process. Because a successful Match outcome is one of the highest priorities for the training program, ranking can prove to be even more stressful for the program than the review, selection, and interviewing of applicants.

  • Medical residents roleplay as first responders

    To better understand what patients and first responders experience before arriving to the emergency department, residents from Doctors Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, recently spent a day participating in cold-water rescue drills with local firefighters and emergency medical services (EMS) crews.

  • College students shadow residents

    A group of pre-med junior and senior students from Hamilton College in Clinton, New York, recently spent a week observing the daily routines of medical residents to gain a better understanding of what it’s like working in a hospital setting.

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  • Heard this week

    “[T]he work environment needs to allow residents to focus on patient care and education, not treat them as a source of cheap labor. Institutional guidelines need to be implemented to minimize resident interruptions when they are on call.”

  • New RPA Subscribers-Only Content: Coordinators' classifications changed in response to proposed overtime rule change

    When changes to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) that would have extended overtime pay to 4.2 million U.S. workers were set to go into effect late last year, many employers nationwide made changes to their employees’ statuses to align with the new requirements. With the long hours they are often required to work, residency program coordinators were not immune to these changes and some found their roles reclassified. Although the new overtime rule has been placed on hold, coordinators are still dealing with the repercussions of their change in status. Read more.