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  • Heard this week

    “During my residency, the times were different. We weren’t necessarily encouraged to speak up when something seemed unsafe. I wish I had known from day one the importance of our voice, and how critical it is for anyone on the care team with a safety concern to speak up about it, regardless of rank.”

  • How to budget during medical residency

    Budgeting can be a challenge for anyone, and medical residents are no exception. Here’s four tips for easy budgeting during the stressful time of residency.


  • Interviewing residency program applicants

    There are two major residency candidate interviewing methodologies. Most programs use the open method in which interviewers receive the application documents in advance and have the opportunity to read them ahead of time. The advantage of this approach is that the interviewer knows what is in the candidate’s file, and each interviewer can focus on one portion of the application during the interview.

  • Calling all experts!

    We’re looking for residency experts to share their insights and contribute to Residency Program Alert. Please reach out to me at if you are interested in being interviewed for newsletter articles, have suggestions for topics we should cover, or want to submit guest columns to help us keep our readers up-to-date on the most important issues in residency.

    Thanks for reading!

    Karla Accorto, Associate Editor, Residency Program Insider

  • Expert tips and best practices for physicians using social media

    As the distinction between what is acceptable to post on social media and what is not continues to blur for everyone, physicians face an additional burden. When it comes to social media, they must not only know how to tell the difference between what is harmless fun and what could be harmful to their reputations—they must also distinguish between what posts protect patient privacy and what posts could potentially be HIPAA violations. 

  • Editor's note

    We are in the process of putting together a Residency Coordinator Salary Survey Report, based on our recent residency coordinator salary survey. We are looking for residency coordinators to review and provide comments on the results of the survey to be included in the report. If you are interested in participating, let me know.

    Son Hoang, editor, Residency Program Insider

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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.