- New RPA Subscribers-Only Content: Overcome the barriers to trainee, faculty wellness
Wellness among medical trainees and physicians has become a popular topic of discussion in recent years, with organizations such as the ACGME, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, and the National Academy of Medicine undertaking efforts to promote clinician well-being. Multiple studies have reported that physicians experience higher rates of burnout, depression, and suicide than the general population. Read more.
- New RPA Subscribers-Only Content: Transforming GME locally to meet changing healthcare needs
Innovating the GME system to better meet the changing healthcare needs of the public and provide a safe learning environment for physicians in training has long been the goal of various stakeholder organizations nationally. Read more.
- Avoid potential complications with visas
Many of the residents in the United States are international medical graduates, training here on a sponsored training or exchange visa, generally an H1-b or a J-1. The H1-b visa has a limit of five years before a change in status must occur (such as employment, and sponsorship for a U.S. Permanent Residency Card, colloquially known as a “green card”).
- Physician placement trends
The average physician signing bonus paid in 2016 is up slightly from 2015, according to healthcare staffing company The Medicus Firm.
- Burnout rate high among pediatric residents
A recent study found that many pediatric residents reported being burned out and suggests it may be compromising patient care. The findings, published in Pediatrics, were based on the results of a web-based survey taken by 258 pediatric residents in 11 programs. Of those respondents, 39% felt burned out.
- Heard this week
“If we do not create more residency program slots, we will be exporting medical students after heavily investing in their education at some of the best medical schools in the country.”