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  • Assessing curriculum strengths and weaknesses

    Curricular outcomes can be assessed in many ways. The most common method of measuring a program’s strengths and weaknesses is a survey.

  • ACGME releases competency-based medical education guidance

    Recognizing the disruption the COVID-19 pandemic may have on the education GME programs are able to provide residents, the ACGME partnered with certifying boards to create recommendations for implementing competency-based medical education (CBME) to ensure the clinical competence of residents and fellows.

  • American Osteopathic Association installs new president

    The new president of the AOA has prescriptions for U.S. healthcare. Thomas Ely, DO, assumes his leadership role at the AOA with several momentous challenges facing physicians, including the deadliest pandemic in a century, high burnout rates, and a looming physician shortage.

  • Provide your residents with a forum

    Residents must have a forum for voicing concerns without fear of intimation or retaliation. Residents are at a vulnerable state: They are no longer students, yet they are not yet competent in their specialty. They must be able to freely voice concerns without it affecting their current or future status.

  • Medical schools concerned that graduates won't find residency positions

    Medical school enrollment has increased by one-third since 2002 but school leaders are concerned that residency programs have not expanded at the same pace, according to a new report from the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC).

  • Salary survey results

    Want a sneak peek at the results of the 2020 Residency Coordinator Salary Survey? We’ll be using the survey responses to create a series of articles for Residency Program Alert and briefs for Residency Program Insider and we need commentary about the survey’s findings. Let me know if you’re interested in reviewing some of the results and providing comments.

    Son Hoang, 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.