Residency

Verrocchio, Leonardo, and the Art of Effective Feedback to Residents

Midyear reviews of residents are under way. I cherish these gatherings. We review evaluations, in-training exam scores, consider career goals, and design individual learning plans. We ponder the big picture. Where is the resident going? How are things? This season, I found myself questioning the effectiveness of...
| April 12th, 2018| Learning| 3 Comments|

Who Gets Chosen for Your Residency and Who Gets Overlooked? Implicit Bias in Medical Education

We are in the throes of interview season. At Yale, my fellow program directors and I have evaluated dozens, maybe hundreds of applications. We have tried to decide which applicants to interview on the basis of objective criteria — board exam scores, grades, deans’ letters. This practice...
| January 4th, 2018| Residency| 5 Comments|

Life After Residency — Hyperspace, Vocation, and Next Steps

“Traveling through hyperspace ain’t like dusting crops, boy!” Han Solo, Star Wars: Episode IV — A New Hope   When the Millennium Falcon flies through space at warp speed, the stars blur and the universe streaks by. That is medical training. You powered through college to get...
| August 17th, 2017| Residency| 4 Comments|

Resident Wellness in Graduate Medical Education (GME)

Editor’s Note: This post was previously published in Insights on Residency Training, which is hosted by NEJM Journal Watch. Happy Endings Living in Orlando, one cannot escape Disney. Disney movies are a delight, because one subconsciously anticipates that the happy ending is going to make up for...
| May 11th, 2017| Residency| 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...
| March 17th, 2017| Internal Medicine| 0 Comments|