Residency Headlines

  • New for RPA subscriber-only: Preventing physicians from sharing information that could lead to privacy concerns

    Password sharing is rampant among residents but it can put protected patient information at risk. Hospitals and medical clinics are unique given the amount of personal information stored in their databanks. Despite the many technological safeguards put into place to protect patient information from getting into the wrong hands, a mistake as trivial as password sharing could still be devastating.  Read more.

  • Heard this week

    “We are the Blanche Dubois of medical residencies …. we are entirely dependent on the kindness of strangers.”

  • Study: Students who view medicine as a calling more likely to enter primary care-related programs

    As the U.S. faces a shortage of primary care physicians, researchers set out to determine if medical students’ professional identities shaped their specialty preferences. To do this, researchers had nearly 600 fourth-year allopathic and osteopathic medical students answer a self-administered mail survey.

  • Want a free on-demand webinar?

    Dear readers,

    HCPro is conducting market research for a product we would like to launch this year and we need your help! Our team is currently developing an updated electronic version of The Resident’s Orientation Handbook. This way, residents can easily access helpful tips and tricks straight from their computers or mobile devices. Do you think this product would be helpful and, if so, why? Do you see the value in offering residents electronic resources instead of limiting them to printed materials? What topics would you like to see addressed in this resource? If you have any comments, ideas, or suggestions please share it with editor Karen Kondilis at As a “thank you” for your feedback, you will gain access to a free on-demand webinar. We look forward to hearing from you.

    Son Hoang, editor, Residency Program Insider

  • Avoid potential complications with visas

    Many of the residents in the United States are international medical graduates, training here on a sponsored training or exchange visa, generally an H1-b or a J-1. The H1-b visa has a limit of five years before a change in status must occur (such as employment, and sponsorship for a U.S. Permanent Residency Card, colloquially known as a “green card”).

  • New for RPA subscriber-only: Familiarize yourself with residency interview structures

    Research has shown that interviews are filled with bias and that interviewers on average reach a final decision about applicants within four minutes of a 30-minute interview. Given the high level of variability in how medical residency programs structure and conduct their residency interviews, this article will explore some of the most commonly encountered structures, as well as emerging structures, employed during the annual Main Match. Read more.