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  • Monitor resident wellness

    Program directors have the crucial role of monitoring resident wellness along with all other aspects of residents’ performance. Scheduled meetings with residents are a mandatory part of the program director’s duties. It would be prudent to meet with residents on a quarterly basis not only to monitor their progress toward mastering the six ACGME competencies but also to inquire about their physical and psychological well-being.

  • Gender gaps at physician practices may effect pay

    A new study finds that pay gaps between men and women are greater at physician practices that also have greater proportions of male physicians.

  • Make working from home work for you

    Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, many of us are working from home in some capacity, and education administrators are no exception. There have been a lot of emotions during this new normal, and as we learn to adjust and cope—something education administrators are often called on to do—staying organized and focused is the biggest challenge. We hope to share some of the tips that we have learned along the way, as well as the voices of many other education administrators.

  • Maintain privacy and information security

    We live in a generation of advanced technology and sometimes it is tempting to use that technology in a way that is not in conformance with Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act (HIPAA) standards. Don’t be the resident who gets their car broken into and computer stolen, compromising all the protected health information of the patient records stored there.

  • Dealing with stressors that cause resident fatigue

    Residents’ desire to function professionally and act in the best interest of patients and their families influences and even determines every action they take. However, this dedication sometimes leads to psychosocial issues that can jeopardize their health and job performance.

  • Physician fatigue linked to electronic health record use

    Most physicians experience fatigue working with electronic health records (EHRs) for as little as 22 minutes, a recent research article indicates.

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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.