Residency Headlines

  • Incorporating Spanish instruction into residency

    Including Spanish language and cultural competency training into residency may help improve patient satisfaction and medication adherence with Spanish-speaking patients. This is the conclusion researchers have come to after two University of Arizona emergency medicine programs incorporated a medical Spanish and cultural competency curriculum into their didactics.

  • Study: Competitive residencies linked to higher salaries

    Researchers found a strong correlation between the competitiveness of a specialty and the median salary physicians earn. According to the results of their study published in JAMA Internal Medicine, physician who completed more competitive residencies were inclined to have higher salaries.

  • Bullying during residency

    About one-quarter of resident reported bullying was often or occasionally a problem in their program, according to latest Resident Lifestyle and Happiness Report by Medscape. The report, based on survey results from nearly 1,900 residents across 25 specialties, found that 41% of respondents said bullying was rarely a problem, while 26% said it was never a problem.

  • Heard this week

    “The way the GME funding stream works is a bit paradoxical: funds flow to the teaching hospitals to pay residents’ salaries and related expenses, while the academic programs in medical schools that manage the residencies (in terms of curriculum, evaluation, and accreditation) are not the direct recipients of this funding.”

    - Steven Wartman, MD, PhD, discusses key priorities that must be addressed by a new GME model.

  • What are your thoughts on CLER?

    Dear readers,

    We’re still accepting your feedback about the Clinical Learning Environment Review (CLER). HCPro needs your input to help us develop a book that addresses your biggest questions and concerns about CLER. Email me your thoughts about a CLER book and what we can include to meet your needs.

    Thanks for reading!

    Son Hoang, editor, Residency Program Insider

  • Residents, students call for an end of the Step 2 Clinical Skills exam

    More than 16,500 students, residents, and physicians have joined a nationwide campaign calling on the National Board of Medical Examiners to replace the Step 2 Clinical Skills exam with one that is less of a financial burden.