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Acad Med. 2011 Oct;86(10 Suppl):S59-62. doi: 10.1097/ACM.0b013e31822a70ff.

What new residents do during their initial months of training.

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National Board of Medical Examiners, 3750 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA. mraymond@nbme.org

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

Studies completed over the past decade suggest the presence of a gap between what students learn during medical school and their clinical responsibilities as first-year residents. The purpose of this survey was to verify on a large scale the responsibilities of residents during their initial months of training.

METHOD:

Practice analysis surveys were mailed in September 2009 to 1,104 residency programs for distribution to an estimated 8,793 first-year residents. Surveys were returned by 3,003 residents from 672 programs; 2,523 surveys met inclusion criteria and were analyzed.

RESULTS:

New residents performed a wide range of activities, from routine but important communications (obtain informed consent) to complex procedures (thoracentesis), often without the attending physician present or otherwise involved.

CONCLUSIONS:

Medical school curricula and the content of competence assessments prior to residency should consider more thorough coverage of the complex knowledge and skills required early in residency.

PMID:
21955771
DOI:
10.1097/ACM.0b013e31822a70ff
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