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  • ABMS adopts new leave policy for residents and fellows

    The American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) has adopted a new family and parental leave policy aimed providing residents and fellows more flexibility during training.

  • The specialties with the highest average base salaries

    Invasive cardiologists and orthopedic surgeons have the highest base salaries offered to recruits, according to a Merritt Hawkins report. On average, invasive cardiologists earn $640,000 and orthopedic surgeons earn $626,000.

  • Help improve residents' interpersonal and communication skills

    When you ask patients why they like or dislike their physicians, they tend to focus on the physicians’ communication skills. It makes sense—patients don't have the expertise to judge their physicians’ medical knowledge. Teaching residents how to best communicate with patients is long overdue in medical education. When residents learn how to effectively communicate, they can more easily gain information from patients and colleagues and partner with them to provide the best care.

  • Strengthen diversity efforts during COVID-19

    Efforts to increase involvement in GME by racially marginalized groups can be disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic so institutions must bolster their commitment to a diverse program, according to the AMA.

  • Early survey results show coordinators' earnings are up

    Preliminary results of HCPro’s 2020 Residency Coordinator Salary Survey finds that residency program coordinators are earning more this year.

  • Evaluate your residents on the six core competencies

    In response to the public’s concerns about physician skills and patient safety issues, the ACGME enacted the requirement to assess residents’ abilities in the six core competencies: patient care, interpersonal and communication skills, medical knowledge, professionalism, practice-based learning and improvement, and systems-based practice.

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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.