Residency Headlines

  • Alternative GME funding sources

    A report written by the AMA’s Council on Medical Education and adopted recently at the 2015 AMA Interim Meeting offers suggestions for programs seeking additional funding to increase their number of residency training positions.

  • Building a relationship with program coordinators and directors

    The core function of the program coordinator’s job is to support the duties and responsibilities of the program director and GME. It cannot be stressed enough how important it is for the program coordinator to establish a successful working partnership with the program director.

  • Surgical resident involvement may improve outcomes

    An analysis of more than a million surgeries performed from 2008 to 2013 found that those in which the attending surgeons were assisted by a resident resulted in a slightly lower mortality rate within 30 days of the procedures.

  • Heard this week

    “We have to change our mindsets. After all, it’s a marathon and not a race. And after years of education, training and loans, medicine has to be a career that we can thrive in for years, and not just a job.”

    - Resident Marissa Camilon, MD, discusses physician wellness in a blog post for The American Resident Project.

  • Editor’s Note

    Dear readers,

    In observance of Thanksgiving, Residency Program Insider won’t be published next Friday. The next edition will arrive in your inbox on December 4.

    Happy Thanksgiving and thanks for reading!

    Son Hoang, editor, Residency Program Insider

  • Residency Program Alert, December 2015

    Residency program coordinators are expected to have a wealth of knowledge and are counted on to answer any and all questions from residents, program directors, faculty, attending physicians, medical students, and anyone else connected to GME. It can take years to amass the knowledge needed to be truly successful in the role, but often, program coordinators aren't afforded this time.