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  • A selfish existence: Modified iterated prisoner's dilemma

    by Deepak Gupta, MD, anesthesiology clinical assistant professor, Wayne State University, Detroit; Sarwan Kumar, MD, internal medicine assistant professor, Wayne State University, Detroit; and Shushovan Chakrabortty, MD, PhD, anesthesiology clinical assistant professor, Wayne State University, Detroit

    As former residents/fellows and as current clinical, academic, and research faculty for GME, we have often wondered why certain tendencies exist in nature when they do not coincide with society’s rules and laws.

  • Completing the resident survey

    The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) designed the resident survey as a method for gathering resident feedback to monitor your program’s compliance with the Common Program Requirements.

  • Study: Medical errors are not more likely in July than other months

    According to the lore surrounding the medical myth, July suffers more medical errors than any other month because of an influx of new medical school graduates starting their hospital training. However, this is not so, according to new research published this month in The Annals of Thoracic Surgery.

  • Residency coordinator salaries and titles

    Since 2007, Residency Program Alert has conducted a survey of residency coordinators nationwide, compiling and analyzing data to show how salaries and working conditions can vary and what factors influence how much coordinators earn.

  • Clinical competency committee composition

    The clinical competency committee (CCC) is responsible for ensuring that medical educators are accountable to the public for graduating competent physicians. Competent physicians will provide safe, high-quality healthcare to patients and will maintain the standards of the healthcare system within which they practice

  • Improve meeting minutes with these seven tips

    Although writing meeting minutes is a tedious task, no one can dispute their importance. Besides reporting Milestone data to the ACGME in the Accreditation Data System (ADS) twice a year, your institutional GME office may also require specific documentation. Thus, it is important that your clinical competency committee (CCC) meeting be documented accurately and thoroughly by a designated individual. This person can be a CCC member, a secretary, or—most likely—the program coordinator.

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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.