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The HCPro residency department delivers compliance advice, best practices, training tools, and sample forms and documents to solve the toughest challenges in graduate medical education. These resources help residency program managers to ensure resident competence, comply with accreditation standards, and operate an efficient and effective residency program.

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  • New for RPA subscribers-only: Considering medical scribes for your faculty and attending? What you need to know

    Correct, complete documentation is the foundation of a sound medical record and compliant reimbursement, but getting that foundation in place can be challenging. While residents are expected to learn how to effectively document their own notes, some GME programs have provided attendings and/or faculty with medical scribes. These are professionals with a medical background and training who accompany a physician and document each encounter. Read more.

  • Use curriculum to enhance your oversight process

    Educating constituents is essential to an effective, efficient, and efficacious oversight process. The GME office at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio has designed and delivered quarterly presentations on topics salient to enhance the clinical learning environment.

  • Heard this week

    “Bullying involves an imbalance of power between the perpetrator and the victim: in our case, between a fellow or staff physician and a resident or medical student. It occurs repeatedly over time.”

  • Report: Residents face sexual harassment

    A survey of more than 6,200 clinicians across 29 specialties found that 9% of resident respondents reported being sexually harassed within the past three years, according to Medscape's Sexual Harassment of Physicians: Report 2018.

  • Does your program provide sexual harassment training?

    We’re working on a Residency Program Alert article about sexual harassment in GME and need your comments. Does your program provide training about harassment for residents? How about for your attendings and faculty? If so, what does it entail? If you’d like to chime in, please send your comments to me at shoang@hcpro.com.

    Thanks for reading!

    Son Hoang, editor, Residency Program Insider

  • Considering medical scribes for your faculty and attending? What you need to know

    Correct, complete documentation is the foundation of a sound medical record and compliant reimbursement, but getting that foundation in place can be challenging. In a perfect world, clinical staff would always enter flawless documentation. But in reality, they are juggling multiple tasks in situations that can be highly stressful.

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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.