Residency

“Pimping”: Malignant or Not?

Editor’s Note: This post was previously published in Insights on Residency Training, which is hosted by NEJM Journal Watch. One of the most respected and skilled clinician-educators (and, of course, he is an Infectious Diseases specialist) at our institute came into my office, sat down, and immediately starting...
| January 5th, 2017| Learning| 2 Comments|

Exploring the ACGME Core Competencies: Interpersonal and Communication Skills (Part 6 of 7)

In 1999, the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) designed a program to outline a series of core competencies that should be a part of all graduate level medical training programs. The ACGME Core Competencies became the foundation of all initial and continuing education curricula. As...
| December 22nd, 2016| Learning| 2 Comments|

The Resident as Teacher

Editor’s Note: This post was previously published on NEJM Resident 360, a product of NEJM Group, a division of the Massachusetts Medical Society. Imagine the crisp starched fabric and the bright reflection of the afternoon sun as you run your index finger over the embroidered writing, “M.D.” This...
| December 8th, 2016| Learning| 2 Comments|

Helping Struggling Learners Succeed Through Resident Coaching, a Q&A with Roy Phitayakorn, MD

Time and again, psychological studies show that one of the main differences between weak and strong students is metacognition (a student’s awareness of his or her level of understanding). Good students know when they have mastered material, but weaker students tend to be grossly overconfident. Among medical...
| November 3rd, 2016| Learning| 6 Comments|

Academic Near Miss

Editor’s Note: This post was previously published in Insights on Residency Training, which is hosted by the New England Journal of Medicine and NEJM Journal Watch. I began one of my PGY2 medical oncology rotations alongside my co-resident: an MD/PhD, fast-track (pre-matched into fellowship) future oncologist. Among...
| October 6th, 2016| Residency| 1 Comment|