- Home ownership during residency
After medical school, residents earning a steady income may be tempted to purchase a home but there are several factors to consider before making that decision. Buying a home and building equity may seem like the better option, but renting has its own advantages.
- Clinical documentation training for residents
Increasing accountability in medicine has brought more attention to the importance of clinical documentation as medical errors are publicly reportable and certain kinds of errors are required to be reported to CMS, says Joseph Cristiano, MD, assistant professor of general internal medicine at Wake Forest Baptist Health in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
- Emotional intelligence guidance for physicians in training
A new program at Cardiff University in the United Kingdom aims to help medical trainees develop into better physicians by being more in touch with their emotions. At a time when emphasis is being put on physician wellness, emotional intelligence—how one perceives his or her own emotions—is vital to the wellbeing of learners.
- Heard this week
"You need to take care of yourself before you take care of others."
- Nancy Harazduk, director of the Mind-Body Medicine Program at the Georgetown University School of Medicine, comments on the importance of wellness initiatives during medical education.
- Lifetime salaries of physicians, teachers compared
Physicians earn less per hour over their lifetimes than teachers, according to an analysis published by BestMedicalDegrees.com. It concluded that physicians earn $33.03 per hour over the course of their careers, compared to the $33.06 per hour earned by teachers.
- Fewer surgical opportunities for junior residents
Junior surgery residents are getting less exposure to common surgeries, according to a study published in the Journal of Surgical Education. Researchers examined more than 185,000 surgical cases from 2005 to 2012 and found that junior residents’ participation in several minimally invasive surgical procedures decreased an average of 5.3% each year.