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  • Study: First-year residents spend 13% of their shift face-to-face with patients

    A new study published in JAMA Internal Medicine from researchers at Penn Medicine and Johns Hopkins University reveals how first-year residents, also known as interns, spend their time. According to the study, the breakdown of a typical first-year resident’s 24-hour day includes the following...

  • Online orientation for your residents

    Get your residents up to speed and ensure ACGME compliance with the Resident’s Orientation Online Learning course. This 45-minute course covers a range of topics specifically for residents such as the ACGME resident survey; the evaluation process, including Milestones and the six core competencies; the Clinical Learning Environment Review, resident work hour restrictions; resident well-being; clinical documentation; discipline, grievances, and due process; and fatigue prevention and mitigation.

    Residency program coordinators can easily track course completion while users can download the Resident’s Orientation Handbook to easily reference material covered during the course. For more information, click here.

  • Heard this week

    “[Medicare for All policies would] surely jeopardize the relationship people have with their doctors, destabilize the nation's health system and limit the ability of clinicians to practice medicine at their best."

    - David Wichmann, UnitedHealth CEO, speaks to investors shortly after Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders reveals a bill that would create one government-owned health insurer for all.

  • Structuring your program's didactic curriculum

    The common program requirements stipulate that the residency program must provide regularly scheduled didactics. The didactic curriculum should include medical knowledge topics recommended by the review committee of your specialty, as well as those covered by your specialty board examination.

  • Examining questions of overabundance and dearth in healthcare

    by Deepak Gupta, MD, anesthesiology clinical assistant professor, Wayne State University, Detroit; and Sarwan Kumar, MD, internal medicine assistant professor, Wayne State University, Detroit

    The quintessential question has always been, “How much is not enough, and how much is too much?” Although any subject can be explored in terms of what is not enough and what is too much, we will focus this discussion on three healthcare-related subjects for which we desperately seek answers, even though there may be none

  • Editor's note

    Dear readers,

    Are you a new coordinator looking for training to get you up to speed on your GME duties? Are you a seasoned coordinator but want to learn how to take your GME career to the next level? HCPro’s boot camps offer educational classes for all levels of residency coordinators. Don’t hesitate, sign up!

    Karla Accorto, associate editor, Residency Program Insider


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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.