Training the Physicians of Tomorrow


David H. Chong, MD, works with Columbia University medical students Christopher Hoeger and Arin Kim on a simulation during a skills class about central venous catheter insertion. Dr. Chong, in the blue shirt, directs the internal medicine training program at Columbia University Medical Center.

Simulations beat lectures in getting students ready for next level

Trainings such as the one led by David H. Chong, MD, seen here in the blue shirt, help Columbia University medical students learn teamwork and other skills they will need to flourish as PGY-1s.

Tailor-made plans help M4s get more out of last year before residency

The University of Michigan Medical School has implemented a curricular overhaul that includes giving fourth-year students road maps to avoid the scourge of senioritis.

There’s often a gap between what residency directors expect from new residents and what they actually know how to do. Weeklong, specialty-specific crash courses aim to rectify that.

Pre-residency boot camps prep med school grads for new realities

For 4th year, students get specialty-specific prep for residency

Educators debate methods to help med students transition to GME

Accreditors target training gaps that contribute to burnout

Virtual EHR helps residents learn complexity of elder care

Residents’ cultural competence starts with strong dose of humility

5 steps to better patient safety training for residents, fellows