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  • ACGME issues statement on early medical school graduation

    Considering the challenges healthcare facilities are facing due to COVID-19, some medical schools are considering early graduations for their fourth-year medical students so that they may enter the clinical learning environment early to assist with the response to the pandemic.

  • Diversifying your GME program

    According to ACGME Common Program Requirements I.C., sponsoring institutions and programs must have policies and procedures in place to recruit and retain a diverse workforce, including residents, faculty, and administrative staff. An exploration into diversity in GME requires understanding what it is.

  • Residency coordinator salaries based on geographic location

    As seen in our previous Residency Coordinator Salary Surveys, coordinators in the Southeast made less, on average, than coordinators elsewhere. The Southeast average annual salary was about $49,000, while the next lowest average was about $51,000 in the Mid-Atlantic region.

  • State Department lifts suspension on processing visas for medical professionals

    Two weeks ago, the U.S. State Department announced it was suspending processing visas, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which stood to threaten the ability of foreign physicians and foreign medical students to practice in the U.S. The State Department has now reversed that decision, saying it will lift the suspension on visa processing.

  • Leverage mobile tools to improve direct observation evaluations

    Direct observations are an important component of competency-based medical education for residents but often aren’t captured due to lengthy and time-consuming evaluations.

  • Residency Program Alert

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

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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.