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The HCPro residency department delivers compliance advice, best practices, training tools, and sample forms and documents to solve the toughest challenges in graduate medical education. These resources help residency program managers to ensure resident competence, comply with accreditation standards, and operate an efficient and effective residency program.

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  • New RPA Subscriber-Only Content: Study examines how the fourth year of medical school affects first-year residents’ performance

    The transition from medical school to residency is an aspect of physician training that has historically been overlooked in terms of research and modernization, according to Christopher J. Richards, MD, fellow in clinical instruction at Harvard Medical School in Boston. In fact, some have questioned the value of the fourth year of medical school and suggested outright eliminating it. Read more.

  • Study: Role modeling a barrier to cost-conscious care

    A survey of 3,395 students at 10 medical schools found that 90% of respondents believed that physicians have a responsibility to contain healthcare costs but nearly half also said they would rather order a test than explain why it is unnecessary.

  • Calling all experts!

    We’re looking for residency experts to share their insights and contribute to Residency Program Alert. Please reach out to me if you are interested in being interviewed for newsletter articles, have suggestions for topics we should cover, or want to submit guest columns to help us keep our readers up-to-date on the most important issues in residency.

    Please email editor Son Hoang at shoang@hcpro.com if you are interested or have any questions.

  • Help new medical school grads adjust to 24-hour shifts

    Revised ACGME Common Program Requirements permitting first-year residents to work shifts up to 24 hours go into effect July 1. Reaction to the change has been mixed among residents and young physicians who recently completed their residencies.

  • Heard this week

    "In a lot of burnout studies, sense of personal achievement and accomplishment is an important factor, and being told to go home when you would like to stay with your patient and see the evolution of their disease takes away that sense of personal accomplishment."

  • Study examines how the fourth year of medical school affects first-year residents' performance

    The transition from medical school to residency is an aspect of physician training that has historically been overlooked in terms of research and modernization, according to Christopher J. Richards, MD, fellow in clinical instruction at Harvard Medical School in Boston. In fact, some have questioned the value of the fourth year of medical school and suggested outright eliminating it.

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