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  • Residency Program Alert

    To download the full May 2020 edition of Residency Program Alert, log into your account and click the "PDF OF THE FULL ISSUE" link.

  • The pros and cons of video chat interviews

    There are as many ways to organize and manage interview days as there are training programs. Each program must determine what logistically works in its unique context. A video chat application for remote one-on-one interviewing can be used when interviews are cancelled or postponed due to weather or illness-related issues and rescheduling is difficult or impossible.

  • Coalition makes recommendations for residency application cycle

    The COVID-19 pandemic has already altered how medical students are trained and may require changes to the residency application cycle for the class of 2021, says the Coalition for Physician Accountability.

  • Follow protocols to help fight opioid addictions

    ACGME Common Program Requirement IV.C.2. directs GME programs in applicable specialties to provide residents with training on pain management. It is vital that these residents learn how to recognize the earliest stages of addiction. A new report from medical liability insurer Coverys takes a close look at the growing epidemic of opioid addiction and the high-severity injuries and deaths the problem causes annually.

  • The Guide for Graduate Medical Education Offices and Program Coordinators

    The Guide for Graduate Medical Education Offices and Program Coordinators provides the office of graduate medical education (GME) and program coordinators the guidance need to successfully run a GME program together. Author Vicki Hamm, C-TAGME, provides how-to guidance and tools for implementing ACGME Institutional Requirements, institutional policies, crafting resident/fellow contracts, managing evaluations, maintaining program accreditation, and other daily duties. This book contains sample policies and forms to customize for your institution.

    This book will guide your GME operations so that you can achieve compliance with ACGME requirements; support your program directors, and faculty; and most importantly, produce trainees who become skilled physicians as they move from the educational continuum to the independent practice of medicine.

    Order your copy today!

  • The signs and symptoms of stress

    Every resident has stress, but today’s residents may have more than those of past generations. The new pressures include financial obligations and an uncertain future. This stress can cause residents to lose their passion for medicine, become cynical about the healthcare system, and become less humanistic.

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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.