Residency

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|

Tips for Intern Survival

Editor’s Note: This post about intern survival was previously published in Insights on Residency Training, which is hosted by the New England Journal of Medicine and NEJM Journal Watch. Ahmad Yousaf, MD,  is the 2015-16 Ambulatory Chief Resident in Internal Medicine at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School....
| October 15th, 2015| Residency| 5 Comments|

The Nature of the Beast — Resident In-Training Exams

What Are In-Training Exams? In-training exams have been designed to assess residents’ progress in training. Two such tests are the American Board of Family Medicine In-Training Examination (ABFM-ITE) and the Internal Medicine In-Training Examination (IM-ITE). The ABFM-ITE is given annually during the last week of October and...
| July 16th, 2015| Family Medicine| 2 Comments|