An intern learns to balance patient needs with his own, following the guidance of senior residents and mentors. ... For my senior residents to confidently step back, focus on the big picture, and manage our clinical team, I have to accommodate their
I attempted to catalogue them through comprehensive spreadsheets, and I sought advice from current residents, program graduates and personal mentors. ... On one level, this seems obvious. As residents, we spend only small handfuls of time with attending
Each time they plan their daily workflows, they have chances to prioritize, organize and delegate tasks to students, support staff and even their residents. ... The opposite practice can accelerate clinical maturity and lead to interns who are well ahead
Empathy is a crucial element to good care and improved patient outcomes. Why doesn't medical education promote more of it?.
The U.S. health care system is headed toward a profoundly digital future. Provider organizations around the country are adopting and updating their health information technology (HIT) infrastructures.
Clinicians and the organizations in which they practice are moving beyond episode-based health care delivery and into the communities in which they exist, delivering services that would normally seem outside the scope of medical practice.
An internal medicine resident reflects on his recent graduation, a cross-country move and the new responsibilities he now carries.
I recently had an interesting conversation with several co-residents about how our health care system should evaluate physician performance. ... Students and residents are often far more adept at navigating electronic medical records than full-time
What a mentor does will always speak louder than what he or she says. In both positive and negative ways, mentors transmit “lessons” to their mentees through their everyday actions, conversations, and decisions.
Among the many efforts to improve teamwork and improve patient care, one potential area for significant improvement remains: the selection of medical trainees.