- Washington State University receives legislative support for new medical school
Legislative bills filed in the Washington Senate and House this week seek to remove a provision in state law that gives the University of Washington (UW) the exclusive right to offer medicine as an academic major.
- AAFP, CAFM urge House Committee to reform GME funding
In response to the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s request for comments on GME reform, the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) and Council of Academic Family Medicine (CAFM) recently submitted a joint letter outlining their concerns and recommendations.
- Heard this week
“Every time a new medical student walks into our hospital and shows interest in our program, a process of consideration begins. Will they be hard workers? Can they merge into this family we are already so comfortable with?”
- Danielle Jones, MD, discusses interview season in a blog post on The American Resident Project
- Editor’s Note
Dear readers,I’m working on a story that will feature scheduling tips/advice for program coordinators for the Residency Program Alert newsletter. If you have any best practices to share, please email me.Son Hoang, editor, Residency Program Insider
- Erasing the stigma of physician depression
Medical experts discuss how to help future and current physicians overcome the higher rate of depression and suicide in their field
- Tips for recruiting the best residents
Recruiting the best candidates is essential for strengthening the quality of a GME program. However, since many applicants look good on paper, programs may have difficulty determining which ones would be the best match. The following are tips/best practices submitted by our readers to help programs select the best candidates to rank.