Residency Headlines

  • Strengthen diversity efforts during COVID-19

    Efforts to increase involvement in GME by racially marginalized groups can be disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic so institutions must bolster their commitment to a diverse program, according to the AMA.

  • Early survey results show coordinators' earnings are up

    Preliminary results of HCPro’s 2020 Residency Coordinator Salary Survey finds that residency program coordinators are earning more this year.

  • Evaluate your residents on the six core competencies

    In response to the public’s concerns about physician skills and patient safety issues, the ACGME enacted the requirement to assess residents’ abilities in the six core competencies: patient care, interpersonal and communication skills, medical knowledge, professionalism, practice-based learning and improvement, and systems-based practice.

  • Resident charged with second-degree murder

    Citing self-defense, a family medicine resident at the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) in Omaha allegedly shot her husband twice in the chest. Kathleen E. Jourdan is being held without bail on a second-degree murder charge.

  • Supreme Court upholds DACA, preventing the deportation of nearly 30,000 healthcare workers

    In a monumental decision last week, the United States Supreme Court ruled that the Trump administration’s decision to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) was in violation of the Administrative Procedure Act. This finding ultimately upheld DACA, protecting from deportation the nearly 30,000 healthcare professionals who are currently studying, training, or practicing medicine.

  • The COVID-19 pandemic warrants the use of virtual tours and interviews

    by Deepak Gupta, MD, anesthesiology clinical assistant professor, Wayne State University, Detroit; and Sarwan Kumar, MD, internal medicine assistant professor, Wayne State University, Detroit

    The person-to-person transmissibility of COVID-19 droplets when people talk, cough, or sneeze warrants travel restrictions, social distancing, and the wearing of face coverings. Therefore, GME programs must explore alternative avenues to replace in-person candidate interviews during the COVID-19 pandemic and possible similar situations in the future.