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  • Editor’s note

    In observance of Thanksgiving, Residency Program Insider will not be published on Friday, November 27. The next edition will go out Friday, December 4.

  • Choosing program evaluation committee members

    The program director should have a general idea of how the PEC will operate prior to recruiting members. Some committees may be composed of only the required three members—two faculty and one resident or fellow member— whereas others, such as for smaller fellowship PECs, may include all faculty.

  • President-elect Biden expected to repeal travel ban

    The incoming administration of President-elect Joe Biden is expected to repeal President Donald Trump's executive order placing significant restrictions on travel and immigration to the U.S. from several countries.

  • ACGME releases patient safety collaborative report

    The ACGME recently released its report detailing the findings of the Pursuing Excellence in Clinical Learning Environments Pathway Leaders Patient Safety Collaborative, which aims to find ways to increase resident and fellow engagement in improving patient safety.

  • What are you thankful for?

    As we approach Thanksgiving, it might be good to look back on the challenging year we've had. Despite all the difficulties you may have endured in your position, what are you thankful for? What has made your job better this past year? Additionally, what are you looking forward to in 2021? Share your thoughts with me and they could end up in a future article!

  • Planning a change to a just culture: Part two

    We continue our discussion on planning a move toward a just culture to improve patient safety. Last month we covered setting goals, educating the public, and identifying stakeholders and champions to raise awareness of your move. Once you've completed those steps, there are a few more steps to take on your way to a just culture.

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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.