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  • 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.

  • Heard this week

    "We shouldn't just address the problem by trying to make doctors more resilient. That's like making the physician the cause of the problem, implying that he or she is not resilient enough."

  • Survey: Number of GME programs, residents continue to rise

    During 2017-2018 academic year, the number of ACGME-accredited GME programs increased by nearly 5.5% from the prior year for a total of 10,909, according to a survey co-sponsored by the American Medical Association and the Association of American Medical Colleges. Since 2012-2013, the number of GME programs has increased by more than 16%.

  • Comply with the revised Common Program Requirements

    In June, the ACGME Board of Directors approved major revisions to Common Program Requirements for residency programs. While the revised requirements don’t go into effect until July 1, 2019, to give programs sufficient time to comply, it’s never too early to begin making arrangements to ensure your program will be in compliance.

  • Editor's note

    Dear readers,


    We are currently putting together our 2019 book schedule. Please help us by completing a quick, 10-question survey. For completing the survey, you will be entered into a raffle to win a complimentary online learning course. To complete the survey, click here or copy and paste this link into your browser:


    Thanks for reading!


    Karla Accorto, Associate Editor, Residency Program Insider

  • Heard this week

    "It has to be intentional to expose them to the field. You have to show them and attract them rather than try to force them into it."


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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.