Author: Douglas Knox

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Books Banish Burnout

| February 5, 2019

The AMA recently posted preliminary results from an unpublished study on the effect of reading non-medical material and physician burnout.  Based on survey results, protection against burnout for those physicians who read...

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Financial Literacy in GME

| August 17, 2018

Financial literacy is something that is not routinely taught in medical school or residency.  We are starting to hear more and more about financial literacy in GME; from personal finance all...

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Safety Alerts

| July 27, 2018

Question: To meet the expectation that the sponsoring institution document the residents’ engagement in the safety alert process, we are contemplating requiring residents to submit safety alerts that are not anonymous....

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Rural Residency Funding Opportunities

| June 20, 2018

Are you a new rural residency program?  Are you thinking of starting a rural residency program? The Rural Health Information Hub provides a list of available grants and awards for rural residency programs.   You...

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Hand-off Infographic

| June 12, 2018

Whether you call it a hand-off, sign-out or care transition, one thing is clear: transferring and communicating information about patients is critical.  Having a structured hand-off can aid in ensuring the information...

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Team Based Learning

| May 29, 2018

You may have heard of team based learning (TBL), a form of instruction that utilizes pre-class preparation, team learning and assimilation and instructor led application exercises.  Medical education is beginning to...

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Resident Orientation

| April 2, 2018

Resident orientation is right around the corner. We are starting to prepare now and use the format of yesteryears. There are lines of people who want to talk to the...

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ACGME Data Resource Book – Part 1

| February 22, 2018

A great item to have in your GME resource arsenal is the ACGME Data Resource Book.  Published annually, this reference contains an extraordinary amount of information related to GME including program, institution...

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Fiscal Year 2019 Budget Request

| February 20, 2018

The administration released requests for the fiscal year 2019 federal budget.  For 2019, GME funding has been addressed, and not in a good way.  The budget request is proposing a different system...

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First year residents and EPA’s

| February 15, 2018

A new, peer-reviewed, open access journal dedicated to medical education has just released its inaugural issue.  The Journal of Regional Medical Campuses(JRMC) provides articles on the benefits and challenges of regional...

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Healthcare Disparities

| February 6, 2018

Healthcare disparities have been studied since the early days of medicine, and continue to this day.   Often thought of as only a problem of the poor, healthcare disparities encompass much more...

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GME timeline

| January 29, 2018

Welcome to the New Year!  Although programs are immersed in recruitment, rank order lists, and match it is a perfect time to brush off your GME calendar to ensure you...

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AAMC 2017 Report on Residents

| January 26, 2018

We all hear that residents tend to stay relatively close to the area in which they complete their residency.  The AAMC recently released select information from its 2017 Report on Residents which...

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CLER Resources

| January 8, 2018

With the third round of CLER visits underway, now is a good time to re-visit the ACGME CLER website for up to date information in the form of domain briefs,...

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ABIM Policy for Program Director

| November 15, 2017

You may have heard something about the ABIM continuing to enforce its policy that all program director attestations for board eligibility be completed by an ABIM certified program director.  This...

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CLER Issue Briefs

| October 16, 2017

  Have you checked out the latest CLER issue brief on Professionalism?  With all of the activities we are dealing with this time of year, it is easy to miss...

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2016-2017 ACGME Data Book

| October 10, 2017

Hot off the press!  Make sure to download the latest edition of the ACGME Data Resource Book. A must for every program and institution, the data book is one of...

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Best Practices for APE

| September 6, 2017

Using the APE to highlight successes as well as determine program needs If we only focus on the weaknesses and challenges during the APE process, this process will become something...

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It’s Policy Update Time!

| August 15, 2017

Common Program Requirements, section VI, went into effect on July 1, 2017. Have you updated your policies to reflect the changes? Have your programs updated their policies? Now is the...

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Need More Joy in Work?

| August 2, 2017

The Institute for Healthcare Improvement recently published a white paper titled IHI Framework for Improving Joy in Work. Geared towards addressing burnout and the affect burnout has on work place...

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Quadruple Aim

| April 3, 2017

The concept of a Quadruple Aim in healthcare is a much needed extension on the existing Triple Aim.  The Quadruple Aim adds provider (residents, faculty, nurses, and others) well-being to...

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GME Policy Review

| January 16, 2017

One of the GMEC responsibilities is to review and update GME policies.  Take the time to plan out a review schedule for the year to ensure you have looked at...

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Quality Improvement Activities

| August 8, 2016

Did you know that quality improvement activities are a great way to meet two requirements at once?  Not only does the activity count towards the quality improvement requirement, but if you...

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