AAOS Now, August 2016
Flawed GME Funding System Requires Changes
Graduate Medical Education (GME) is vital to the success of the healthcare system. Unfortunately, the current system of GME funding is greatly flawed. If we don't address the problem now, we risk a serious shortage of physicians, particularly specialists, in the future," said of Vanderbilt Orthopaedics in Nashville. Dr. Jahangir made his comments during an educational symposium on GME, moderated by Lisa K.
Orthopaedic PAC: The Resident Perspective and Futures Capitol Club
Interest in healthcare policy is increasing among orthopaedic surgery residents. Residents are beginning to recognize the impacts of ongoing changes in health care organization, distribution, and reimbursement on the future of the profession. Although some orthopaedic residency programs have added business and policy discussions to formal curricula, many focus solely on the academic and physical practice of this complex surgical specialty.
Beyond the Technique: Patient Safety and the Core Competencies
In an Annual Meeting symposium focusing on surgical safety core competencies for orthopaedic residents, asked how many residents in the audience had nontechnical" surgical skills education and whether their programs had an identified safety expert. "Unfortunately," he said, surveying the result, "everyone's hand should be in the air." Dr.
A Fun Way to Increase Resident Engagement
The AAOS is continually looking for ways to increase resident engagement in Academy activities. With that in mind, the AAOS Candidate, Resident, and Fellow Committee (CRFC) was tasked in 2015 with creating a trivia tournament, designed specifically for orthopaedic residents, to be held during Annual Meeting. In addition to fostering fun and competition, trivia can be educational.