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  • RPA Subscriber Exclusive: January issue of Residency Program Alert now available

    Residency Program Alert subscribers can now read all of the articles from the January issue of the newsletter, as well as download a full, color PDF by clicking here.

  • Residency coordinator salaries

    Since 2007, RPA has conducted a survey of residency coordinators nationwide, compiling and analyzing data to show how salaries and working conditions can vary and what factors influence how much coordinators earn.

  • Categorical vs. preliminary residents

    The ACGME uses the terms “categorical” and “preliminary” to identify the type of training commitment that the program has to the resident. A categorical resident enters a training program with the intent of completing training and graduating from the program. In contrast, a preliminary resident has a one- or two-year commitment to train in the program, with no intention of completing training in that specific program.

  • Tips for being a clear speaker and an active listener

    When two people are involved in a conversation, one is sending information and the other is receiving it. For successful communication to occur, the sender must be a clear speaker and the receiver must be an active listener.

  • The specialties with the highest burnout rates

    Fifty-four percent of urologists reported feeling burned out, the highest rate among all physician specialties, according to a recent Medscape survey. Neurologists were the second-highest specialty reporting burnout (50%), followed by nephrologists (49%).

  • Come see us at the ACGME conference!

    We’ll be exhibiting at the 2020 ACGME Annual Education Conference in San Diego next month. Stop by Booth 151 to peruse the latest and greatest HCPro residency products and enter our raffle!

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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.