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  • The Residency Program Director’s Handbook, Third Edition

    Residency program directors, who are full-time physicians themselves, are tasked with splitting their time between teaching residents, practicing medicine, and fulfilling their administrative duties. This book helps program directors make the most of their time by focusing on the issues and topics that most pertain to them and their residents’ needs.

    Perfect for both new and seasoned program directors, this revised edition includes tips and best practices for developing a disciplinary policy, measuring outcomes, evaluating residents and faculty, assessing a curriculum, and understanding the program accreditation process and its various components.

    Order your copy today!

  • Study: Half of adverse events are caused by human error

    Baylor College of Medicine conducted an analysis examining surgeries over a six-month period that resulted in adverse events, and the ensuing data revealed that more than half of the events were caused by “human performance deficiencies.” The report was recently published in JAMA Network Open.

  • Overcome the challenges of teaching and assessing resident professionalism

    As a result of its Outcome Project, the ACGME outlined six core competencies for programs to evaluate their residents in training: interpersonal and communication skills, medical knowledge, patient care, practice-based learning and improvement, systems-based practice, and professionalism.

    While it may be clear to programs how to teach and assess residents’ proficiency with most of these core competencies, it may not be so obvious when it comes to professionalism.

  • Scheduling your annual program evaluation meeting

    When planning your annual program evaluation meeting, make sure that key players are able to attend, including the program evaluation committee chair; the department chair, if applicable; at least two faculty members; and the resident or fellow representative.

  • The most important factors residency applicants consider

    A desired geographic location is the most important factor when applying for residency programs, according to a survey conducted by the National Residency Matching Program of active U.S. allopathic medical school seniors.

  • Residency coordinator raises, benefits, and education

    We continue our coverage of HCPro’s latest survey of residency coordinators this month with a look at compensation increases in the past year, their education levels, and thoughts on certification.

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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.