Residency

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|

New ABIM FasTrack System Goes Live July 2016

In July 2016, new enhancements to the ABIM FasTrack system for recording residents’ competency ratings, which help to determine eligibility for ABIM’s board certification exam, will go live. The ABIM FasTrack system was created at the request of the GME community, and this is the third year...
| June 30th, 2016| Learning| 0 Comments|

NEJM Resident 360: Landmark Articles, Professional Development Advice, and Community

Residency isn’t easy. But it doesn’t have to be quite so hard with NEJM Resident 360. Designed specifically for residents, the latest initiative from NEJM Group gives residents the foundational information, resources, and support they need to approach their rotations — and life as a resident —...
| June 23rd, 2016| Learning| 2 Comments|

Resident Burnout and Well-Being: A Q&A with Educator Benjamin R. Doolittle, MD

Medical residents face enormous stress and pressure. From providing patient care during their long hours on duty to high-stakes exams and evaluations, physicians in training have to be resilient to withstand the weight on their shoulders — and come out the other side stronger, smarter, and wiser...
| April 28th, 2016| Residency| 4 Comments|