- Help your residents be ready for Day One
Putting together materials for new residents entering your program in July? Make The Resident’s Orientation Handbook a part of your orientation packet.
- Use reflection to teach communication skills
The other key component in teaching interpersonal and communication skills is resident self-reflection.
- Heard this week: The real cause of burnout
"Nothing is more needed than nourishment for the imagination. Medical educators, learners, and those who care about the future of medicine need to understand not only the changes taking place in medicine’s external landscape but the internal transformations taking place in minds and hearts. Humanly speaking, are we enriching or impoverishing students?”- Richard Gunderman, MD, PhD, on why young doctors burn out.
- Attention coordinators: Participate in our annual salary survey
Want to find out how your salary and job responsibilities compare to your peers? Participate in our annual program coordinator’s salary survey.
- Specialty match data available
The National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) recently released details about trainees who matched into advanced residency and fellowship programs.
- Deep cuts, deep concerns
Medical educators are deeply concerned about the nearly $15 billion in cuts to GME funding in President Obama’s FY 2015 budget proposal, the leader of the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) said in a statement the association released Tuesday.“The administration’s proposed cuts would undermine the ability of teaching hospitals to train the next generation of doctors at a time when the AAMC estimates a shortage of 90,000 physicians—split evenly between primary care and specialty doctors—by the end of the decade,” AAMC president and CEO Darrell G. Kirch, MD, said in the statement.The budget does address physician shortages through residency training grants and the National Health Services Corps. When he releases his budget next week, President Obama will propose boosting the National Health Services Corps from 8,900 a year to 15,000 a year over the next five years, as well as spending $5.23 billion to train 13,000 primary care residents over the next 10 years, administration officials told USA Today. However, funding for those programs shouldn’t come at the expense of existing GME programs, Kirch said. Teaching hospitals are already spending $1 billion to train 10,000 physicians; training which is not supported by Medicare funding because of funding caps, Kirch said.