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  • Avoid confusion concerning osteopathic medicine

    In fiscal year 2012–2013, the Florida Department of Health received 661 unlicensed medical activity complaints, according to a report from the state’s Board of Medicine. Of those complaints, 596 were referred for investigation, 183 resulted in cease-and-desist notices, 79 individuals were arrested, and nine individuals were convicted. As part of the state health department’s Unlicensed Activity Program, the Unlicensed Activity Unit works in conjunction with law enforcement and the state attorney’s offices to prosecute individuals practicing without a license.

  • The program coordinator's role with the clinical competency committee

    What is the role of the program coordinator (PC) in the clinical competency committee (CCC)? He or she cannot be an active voting member of the committee, but will play an active role in organizing and managing the CCC alongside the chair.

  • Gender imbalances in medical specialties

    Data from the American Association of Medical Colleges (AAMC) shows that some medical specialties attract more females than males and vice versa. According to the AAMC’s 2017 Report on Residents, the most popular specialty for female residents was OB-GYN (83%) and the most popular for male residents was orthopedic surgery (85%).

  • Editor's note

    The 2017 Residency Coordinator Salary Survey Report is now available! RPA subscribers can click here to access their complimentary PDF. Note, you must be signed in to your account. Non-subscribers can purchase the Report here, or they can click here to subscribe to RPA and receive instant access to the Report as well as our monthly newsletter, Residency Program Alert

    The Report contains two major sections, 16 detailed subsections, and more than 30 statistical visualizations, all of which are devoted to expert-driven analysis and guidance. By publishing this information, the Residency Program Alert team hopes to empower coordinators across career stages, the compensation spectrum, and the care continuum with insights and inspiration to advance their career goals.

    Thanks for reading!

    Karla Accorto, associate editor, Residency Program Insider

  • The Graduate Medical Education Program Management Workbook

    The Graduate Medical Education Program Management Workbook is an educational tool for coordinators and GME professionals responsible for managing a GME training program.

    This workbook includes knowledge application questions grouped by topic areas, listings of commonly used acronyms, and helpful GME resources. Program coordinators can use this workbook to create a self-learning plan, to aid in the creation of a procedural manual for their offices, to identify areas for personal and program improvement, and to prepare for ACGME continuous accreditation through education. Although created for the individual coordinator, this tool can also be purchased and distributed by GME offices as a way to support the education of their program managers and staff.

    Click here for more information or to order your copy.

  • Provide oversight of rotations at participating sites

    Participating sites are used in situations in which the sponsoring institution cannot provide certain experiences that are required by the program. For example, the institution may need to send its residents out to complete trauma rotations if it is not a trauma center.

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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.