Residency Headlines

  • Grievance procedures and due process

    Institutional administrators and program directors increasingly find themselves dealing with struggling residents and fellows. Factors such as below-average medical knowledge, poor patient care skills, poor communication, and timeliness in completion of records may merit some level of remediation.

  • New Zealand resident physicians strike

    Earlier this week, approximately 3,000 resident physicians across New Zealand staged a two-day strike after negotiations with district health boards over work hours and days broke down.

  • Medical students reluctant to report possible medical errors

    A study recently published in the American Journal of Medical Quality found that medical students are hesitant to speak up when they see possible adverse events.

  • Heard this week

    “If research is about the journey rather than the destination, it could be a perfect thing to do as a resident (regardless of larger career aspirations). By all means plunge in, and work to get your findings published in the process.”

    - Rosalyn E. Plotzker, MD, discuss the importance of research during residency.

  • Editor's Note

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  • The Program Evaluation Committee Handbook

    The ACGME mandated the creation of program evaluation committees to evaluate all educational aspects of accredited residency programs through an annual program evaluation. Yet requirements for the program evaluation committee are broad and seemingly vague, making it difficult to put together a proper committee and evaluation. The Program Evaluation Committee Handbook: From Annual Program Evaluation to Self-Study will guide you through building an effective program evaluation committee, mastering the annual program evaluation process, and creating action plans to improve your program.

    This book will help you:

    • Launch an effective program evaluation committee
    • Examine and complete the five areas of focus required by the ACGME
    • Conduct the annual program evaluation
    • Identify the strengths and weaknesses of your program and develop an action plan for improvement
    • Understand the broad and loosely defined requirements for the program evaluation committee

    For more information or to order your copy, click here.