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- The most appealing qualities of physicians
To find out what traits patients value in their physicians, Zocdoc recently questioned 1,025 Americans ages 18 and up for its Doctor-Patient Relationship Survey.
- Educate residents about informed consent
Obtaining informed consent—a patient’s understanding of the risks and alternatives to any recommended treatment—is an important communication skill that residents must be taught. However, a 2013 report from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality found that only 9% of 1,000 patient encounters studied demonstrated informed decision making by the patients.
- Heard this week
"This is our family and this is what our family has been for as long as I've been here … We're not going to make ranking decisions based on country of origin. We never have before."
- Attend our online boot camp!
Did you know HCPro has an online version of its Residency Program Coordinator Boot Camp? If you‘ve ever wanted to attend one of our live boot camps but couldn’t take time away from work, you can receive the same intensive training in the comfort of your home or office. The online course provides osteopathic and allopathic program coordinators training on ACGME requirements, the Next Accreditation System, the Clinical Learning Environment Review, and overall program support and management. For more information, click here.
- Woman gains entry into hospital OR by posing as medical resident
A woman posing as a physician in training successfully infiltrated the medical staff ranks at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston last year, according to an article published in The Boston Globe. Cheryl Wang, 42, was dismissed from a surgical residency program in New York City and reported to the state disciplinary board before entering the Brigham medical scene last September.
- Resident returns to U.S. following travel ban
The Cleveland Clinic medical resident barred from reentering the United States following President Donald Trump’s executive order on immigration returned to the country earlier this week. Suha Abushamma, a first-year internal medicine resident, was denied entry into the country as she arrived at John F. Kennedy Airport in New York City from Saudi Arabia on Saturday, January 28.
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