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  • Report: More nutrition education needed in medical training

    On average, less than 1% of medical students’ lecture hours are spent on nutrition education. A new report from the Harvard Law School Food Law and Policy Clinic (FLPC) provides recommendations to address this gap in GME.

  • The bioethics educational gap in GME

    by Michelle R. Armstrong, M.A.Ed., C-TAGME, residency and fellowship program coordinator, Loyola University Medical Center

    Is the medical professional still considered a trusted profession? The concepts of altruism, compassion, and integrity are ethical behaviors associated with physicians, but in the past two decades, these virtues have been up for discussion within GME. A young practicing physician's ability to create a respectful, trustworthy, and open environment with patients will contribute to sound medical decisions. Role acceptance in a physician's career can set the standard of care.

  • Rotation scheduling: Eliminate duplicate rotations

    Program coordinators should look at the minimum number of cases that residents need in each category, and they should monitor residents’ caseloads to determine where residents complete those index cases and how many cases they accrue. If residents accumulate more than required, the program may choose to eliminate duplicate rotations.

  • Editor's note

    If you’re a subscriber to Residency Program Alert (RPA), we hope you’ve been finding our series of articles based on the 2019 Residency Coordinator Salary Survey helpful. By publishing the survey results, we hope to empower coordinators to advance their career goals by leveraging key findings. The articles can be found here, here, and here, with more to come.

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  • Have residents play an active role in your program evaluation committee

    The ACGME requires at least one resident or fellow to be a part of the program evaluation committee (PEC). You may want to start recruiting with the chief residents because they have already committed themselves to a leadership role in the program.

  • Medical schools failing to increase representation of minority groups

    Despite a decade-long effort to racially and ethnically diversify medical school graduates to reflect the diversity of the general population, underrepresentation of minority groups in medical schools remains problematic, new research shows.

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  • Heard this week

    “When you are unfamiliar with a topic being discussed on rounds, take the risk and ask about it. Better to sound a bit green and learn something new than to stay silent and not know what to do when you get that 3:00 a.m. call.”

    - Kirk Sidey, MD, discusses overcoming the fears that plague residents.