Articles about ‘Learning’

ACGME Duty Hours Not the Only Big Change in Requirements

Starting July 1, 2017, the ACGME duty hour requirements will be tweaked. Interns will be allowed to work a full 24-hour shift — up from 16 hours — followed by up to 4 hours for activities related to patient safety, education, and effective transitions. This follows their senior [...]

By Benjamin Doolittle, MD|2017-05-25T09:00:06-04:00May 25th, 2017|Learning|9 Comments

Interprofessional Education — A Core Competency?

There is a thick stack of visiting nurse reports piled in a physician’s inbox. He skims through the officious, dense documents, vaguely recognizes most of the patients, and signs his name attesting to their veracity. Later, a patient calls after hours. Apparently, there was a drug-drug interaction with [...]

By Benjamin Doolittle, MD|2017-04-06T11:33:11-04:00April 6th, 2017|Learning|3 Comments

Match Day 2017: The Right Residency Program for You

It’s Match Day 2017 — good luck today! We hope you read and followed our advice from August (in the blog post below) and are matched to the best program for you. It’s an emotional time, and you’re likely to remember your Match Day for the rest of [...]

By NEJM Knowledge+ Team|2017-03-17T09:24:14-04:00March 17th, 2017|Internal Medicine, Learning, Residency|Comments Off on Match Day 2017: The Right Residency Program for You

Asking Pediatric Patients About Drug Use

Editor’s Note: This post was previously published in In Practice which is hosted by the New England Journal of Medicine and NEJM Journal Watch. Emily F. Moore, RN, MSN, CPNP-PC, CCRN practices pediatric cardiovascular care across the Pacific Northwest. I remember the very first time I [...]

By Emily F. Moore, RN, MSN, CPNP-PC, CCRN|2017-03-09T13:18:23-05:00March 9th, 2017|Learning, Pediatrics|Comments Off on Asking Pediatric Patients About Drug Use

UVM Medical School Aims to Eliminate Lectures by 2019

A recent Boston Globe article highlights an innovative, interactive group-learning approach now under development at the University of Vermont’s Robert Larner M.D. College of Medicine, which could eliminate traditional classroom lectures at the school by 2019. To replace lectures for first-and second-year medical students, UVM is adopting multiple [...]

By NEJM Knowledge+ Team|2017-02-23T10:15:52-05:00February 23rd, 2017|Learning, News|3 Comments

Communication After the Residency Interview: A Call for Professionalism

“You would be a great fit here,” a program director gushes in an email to an applicant after completing a residency interview. “I would be pleased to see you in our program this July,” writes another program director. “Know that we think very highly of you,” writes another. [...]

By Benjamin Doolittle, MD|2017-02-09T09:53:52-05:00February 9th, 2017|Learning, Residency|Comments Off on Communication After the Residency Interview: A Call for Professionalism