Future Challenges of Graduate Program Directors in Health Professions Education (HPE)

Med-ChallengerGroup Education

The challenges of graduate program directors

In April 2018, the Journal of Graduate Medical Education published an article on the challenges healthcare provider education (HPE) program managers face regarding practitioner training, board exam pass-rates, scores, assessment, evaluation and – program leadership. Here are a few important passages: You are a physician with the goal of becoming a program director. You have been a clinical leader in … Read More

New Online Assignment Wizard for Clinical Training Program Directors

Kelly SeagravesGroup Education, Product News

Assignment Wizard

Program directors at residencies and other medical training programs using Med-Challenger’s group education management controls will find several new updates to our Assignments feature. Our recent update makes assignment creation, calendaring, management, and compliance much easier and clear for everyone. Program Directors can utilize calendar and Gantt chart views to lay out a series of assigned activities, manage timelines, and … Read More

Med-Challenger Content Updates: April 2018

Kelly SeagravesGroup Education, Personal Education

Med-Challenger Content Updates

Med-Challenger’s team of practicing physician educators and medical editors review and update product content daily to ensure we provide the most up-to-date information and review questions in all products at all times. Updates are typically specialty-specific and are applied seamlessly to live course content. We like to publish what we’ve touched over the previous month as a way to show … Read More

Let There Be Light! New Theme Switch Lets You Pick – Dark or Light

Med-ChallengerGroup Education, Personal Education, Product News

Choose dark or light theme

Theme Switch let’s you choose the appearance of your Med-Challenger account. Med-Challenger is all about giving customers options – a way to assemble your personal career’s educational needs, multiple assessment tools, customizable exams and group education assignment options – and now Light and Dark Themes for your online account. The Theme Switch is located in the upper right corner of … Read More

Weak Area “Hot Spots” Help Program Directors Maximize Training Time

Med-ChallengerGroup Education, Product News

Hot Spots feature

One of Med-Challenger’s most powerful features for group medical training programs is clinical education online assignment control. Our assignments features give education directors the control they need over driving on-time, on-point adjunct education to their learners at anytime, from anywhere. Healthcare education directors can track the performance and compliance of their assignees for each assignment on a single screen. In … Read More

How to Use Med-Challenger with ACGME Milestones

Kelly SeagravesGroup Education

ACGME Milestones Management System

The ACGME Milestones for your specialty include, but are not limited to, clinical knowledge expertise built in accordance with the knowledge blueprint for the specialty. Milestone competencies are rated in Level 1 to 5, with Level 4 being the requirement for successful completion of a residency. For clinical knowledge expectations, Level 1 is the typical entry level expectation from M4 … Read More

Why Assessment Programs Are Needed Adjunct to Onboarding Programs

Med-ChallengerGroup Education

learner assessment system

Medical training programs have to shepherd new incoming students into their new academic programs. Getting everyone “on board” is what onboarding solutions are designed to do. Everyone gets queued up, in position, and helped along their way. Onboarding programs make millions of dollars every year, but there’s a problem. Onboarding programs, by themselves, are NOT adequate for knowledge assessment and … Read More

Solutions for APRN Training and Advanced Practice RN Education Improvement

Amber RhodesGroup Education

APRN training

Computer-based learning activities have a place in your Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) program. While not a replacement for instructor-led didactic learning, self-directed learning and assessment, particularly when applied across standardized examinations, can be a lifesaver for your instructors. Training someone to take a certification in nursing practice is a complex job, without a lot of time or room for … Read More