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  • ACGME issues guidance statement regarding coronavirus, resident training

    As of February 21, more than 76,700 cases of coronavirus infections and more than 2,200 deaths related to the virus have been reported, according to CNBC. The ACGME has issued guidance about the conduct of GME regarding the clinical care of patients potentially infected with the viral disease.

  • Study: Limiting first-year residents' work hours improved their safety, health

    The ACGME’s 16-hour work hour limit for first-year residents instituted in 2011 led to “meaningful improvements in physician safety and health,” according to a study published in The American Journal of Medicine.

  • Introduction to mentoring

    by Amanda Ross, BS, fellowship program coordinator, UConn School of Medicine, Connecticut Children’s; Francisco Hernandez, MBA, BA, assistant DIO and director of academic affairs, Ocean Medical Center; and Cassandra Shorter, BS, academic administrator pediatric residency program, Baylor College of Medicine, Texas Children’s Hospital

    Mentoring is a relationship between two or more people that provides each party a structured professional connection to share experiences and skills. In addition to sharing experiences, mentoring is used to guide others when needed. It is suggested that all professionals find a mentor, especially early in their careers. Learning from a mentor will build your knowledge base and can provide support in areas in which your mentor may have more experience. Being a mentor, meanwhile, provides an opportunity for progressive authority and can open the door to enhancing your communication and support skills.

  • What physicians need to know about coronavirus

    A recent article published by the Journal of the American Medical Association provides clinical insights about the new coronavirus outbreak that started in China.

  • Breaking down the Stark Law and Anti-Kickback Statute

    Ensuring that patients receive quality care is the utmost priority for physicians. The federal government seeks to maintain this priority through the Stark Law and Anti-Kickback Statute, both of which prohibit physicians from referring patients to entities where referring physicians have a financial interest, protecting patients from unnecessary health services.

  • The role of the program evaluation committee

    The program evaluation committee (PEC) must be composed of at least two program faculty members and should include at least one resident (unless there are currently no trainees in the program). The committee must have a written description of its responsibilities.

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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.