- New Jersey bill proposes summit to discuss possible changes to residency programs
A bill making its way through the New Jersey Legislature would require state officials to organize a strategic planning summit to discuss possible changes to the state’s residency programs to avoid a physician shortage.
- American University of Beirut Medical Center receives ACGME-I accreditation
The American University of Beirut Medical Center (AUBMC) recently announced it has received accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education – International (ACGME-I), becoming the fourth worldwide to be recognized.
- AOA House of Delegates votes in favor of a single accreditation system
The American Osteopathic Association’s (AOA) House of Delegates voted in favor of a plan for a single accreditation system for graduate medical education programs.
- Heard this week
"The July effect is the kind of medical trivia that tends to turn up at cocktail parties, something I've always wondered about when it gets mentioned in passing as a definite fact. Is it medical lore or truth that July is a terrible month to be a hospital patient?"
Writer Sarah Kliff discusses the facts and myths surrounding the “July effect” in a recent post on Vox.
- Share your thoughts
As I transition into my new role as editor of Residency Program Insider, I’d be interested in getting your feedback on how I can improve the newsletter. I know July can be a hectic time for residency programs, but when you have a free minute, let me know your thoughts about the newsletter.
Also, there’s still time to register for our webcast, Don’t Fear the CLER: Tools to Prepare for the ACGME CLER Visit on August 12. I’ll be moderating the program so I hope you all can attend.
Thanks for reading!
Son Hoang, editor, Residency Program Insider
- Visionary coordinator Ruth Nawotniak retires
This month, Ruth Nawotniak, MS, C-TAGME, will retire from her position at University at Buffalo, one she's held since 1995. Over the course of her career, she brought recognition to the importance of the program coordinator's role during a period when the position shifted from secretarial to managerial.