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  • Editor’s Note

    Happy Match Day! Congratulations, this is the day many of you have been working toward for months. How are you celebrating this special occasion? Let us know by sending us a short note or sharing your photos and we might feature them in an upcoming edition of Residency Program Insider.

    Thanks for reading!

    Karla Accorto, associate editor, Residency Program Insider

     

  • Match Day results

    A record number of medical school students and graduates applied for residency positions this year, according to the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP). More than 38,000 applicants competed for 35,185 positions. The number of first-year positions also hit a new record of 32,194, almost 2,000 more than last year. One of the reasons for the increase in positions was osteopathic programs joining the Main Residency Match as part of their transition to ACGME accreditation, states the NRMP.

  • Policies regarding resident and fellow health

    In a recent survey of residents and fellows, 51% reported not establishing care with a primary care physician (PCP). Seventy-seven percent reported delaying care for a medication problem. Ninety percent cited the inability to leave work during business hours as the most important barrier to seeking care.

  • The Clinician's Quick Guide to Credentialing and Privileging

    Clinicians are often unaware of the detailed steps of the credentialing process and are too embarrassed to ask. Now they have a go-to guide for credentialing, privileging, applying for medical licensure, verifications, and other sometimes-confusing topics. The Clinician’s Quick Guide to Credentialing and Privileging is a quick reference guide for residents, new practitioners, and even seasoned physicians as they go through the credentialing/appointment process with hospitals and health plans. For each topic covered, the guide provides brief, easy-to-understand information to help clinicians understand the process and what is required before applying for a new clinical position.

    For more information or to place your order, click here.

  • Give residents the tools to stay well

    It is commonly accepted that residents and fellows are at risk for burnout. To help prevent it, the GME community is tasked with creating a learning environment that supports and promotes well-being. 

  • Residency Coordinator Salary Survey Report

    The Residency Coordinator Salary Survey Report contains two major sections, 16 detailed subsections, and more than 30 statistical visualizations, all of which are devoted to expert-driven analysis and guidance. By publishing this information, the Residency Program Alert team hopes to empower coordinators across career stages, the compensation spectrum, and the care continuum with insights and inspiration to advance their career goals.

    To download the report, click the PDF button on this page.

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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.