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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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  • Provide your residents with a forum

    Residents must have a forum for voicing concerns without fear of intimation or retaliation. Residents are at a vulnerable state: They are no longer students, yet they are not yet competent in their specialty. They must be able to freely voice concerns without it affecting their current or future status.
     

  • Medical schools concerned that graduates won't find residency positions

    Medical school enrollment has increased by one-third since 2002 but school leaders are concerned that residency programs have not expanded at the same pace, according to a new report from the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC).

  • Editor’s note

    Want a sneak peek at the results of the 2020 Residency Coordinator Salary Survey? We’ll be using the survey responses to create a series of articles for Residency Program Alert and briefs for Residency Program Insider and we need commentary about the survey’s findings. Let me know if you’re interested in reviewing some of the results and providing comments.

    Son Hoang, editor, Residency Program Insider

  • Coordinators as self-advocates

    One of the best ways coordinators can promote themselves is to become proactive learners. Advocate for learning opportunities for yourself and your peers. Look at professional development courses and seminars offered by your institution.

  • Create a just culture

    A healthcare organization’s culture is what drives behavior, which in turn drives outcomes. If the organization as a whole has embraced a culture that encourages adverse-event reporting without punitive consequences, while at the same time requiring the assumption of responsibility when an adverse event has occurred, the end result is what is known as a “just culture.”

  • Five tips for managing virtual teams

    As the COVID-19 pandemic persists, many workers across the country have transitioned to working remotely and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future. Managing virtual teams presents some different challenges and new twists on traditional team building and conflict resolution.

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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.