How to Create Your Own Medical Education Questions and Tests Online

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Build your own questions and test online with Med-Challenger

Med-Challenger has introduced new question authoring tools to its online medical education platform. Group program managers and educators can now create, edit, organize, and deploy your own custom questions – all within Med-Challenger. That’s right!  With Med-Challenger’s on-demand, exam-based question banks – and the ability to add your own questions – there’s no faster, easier, or more flexible way to create … Read More

How to Create Online Assignments: Program Director Suite

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how to create assignments with Med-Challenger for Institutions

Med-Challenger’s online group education Program Director Suite allows education program directors to issue online assignments to distance learners and brings back all performance data into a single view.  Program directors can track student assignment compliance and performance, compare results, and ultimately get every student to the finish line, well-trained, well-tested, prepared for certification exams, and on track for timely graduation. … Read More

Top 6 Issues Facing Medical Residency Programs Today

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Top 6 issues facing medical education residency programs

Medical residency programs and residency directors are facing a variety of residency training issues today. In fact, these issues have become increasingly intrusive and frustrating at all medical training programs for some time. Here are the top 6 issues – and actionable solutions to consider in 2019, 2020 and beyond. How do you close the gap and provide relevant clinical … Read More

Core EPAs Milestone Management for Medical Schools

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Medical Schools AAMC core EPAs Management

Med-Challenger, the leading provider of group medical education services to medical training progams, first introduced online training “milestone” management to its online medical education & assessment platform in 2018. Now Med-Challenger has added the ability for medical schools to quickly and easily evaluate, log, and document training milestone achievement for students in all Core Entrustable Professional Activities for Entering Residency (i.e. … Read More

Residency Training EPAs and ACGME Milestone Management Made Easy

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Residency EPAs and ACGME milstone tracking

Resident training milestones were created by the ACGME in 2016 to help programs organize training. Simply defined, a milestone is a significant point in development. For accreditation purposes, the Milestones are competency-based developmental outcomes (e.g., knowledge, skills, attitudes, and performance) that can be demonstrated progressively by residents/fellows from the beginning of their education through graduation to the unsupervised practice of … Read More

How to Improve Residency Education Despite Budget and Bureaucracy Constraints

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Improve Residency Education Despite Budget and Bureaucracy Constraints

Increasingly, Residency directors find themselves without the ability to make prudent, timely improvements to their programs. Many residencies have had their independent budgets removed.  Most purchasing for HCA residencies, for instance, are made in the corporate offices, rather than on-site at the individual residencies. Numerous organizations are calling for the expansion of graduate medical education (GME) positions nationally. Developing new … Read More

Easiest Way to Onboard and Assess Knowledge of New Incoming Residents

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Easily onboard new residents and assess knowledge quality

When new residents arrive, program directors want to find out “who knows what and how well do they know it.” Each resident is different, especially at the outset of residency. Each resident comes with their own passions, strengths and weaknesses. It’s the PD’s job to find these things out and manage training progress through successful certification and matriculation. Sit-downs with … Read More

How to Protect Residency Programs from High Program Director Attrition Rates

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Protect your residency program from residency director attrition

Program Director turnover now exceeds 20% per year. Over half of Program Directors will quit in the next four years. The role and station of the Program Director has changed. With the onslaught of healthcare mergers and consolidation, residency programs are increasingly moving under the administrative purview of corporate ownership rather than university-based scholastic administration. What happens in the hospital, … Read More

How to Train Residents Well With Restricted Resident In-Training Hours

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how to train residents well despite restricted in-training hours

ACGME duty hours were restricted in mid-2017 over concerns of resident exhaustion.  However, some say the current era of hour restrictions for residents has negatively affected physician training – that with restrictions to “training time” residents are less prepared to be effective doctors upon graduation. If the goal is to have well-rested residents, restricted hours actually don’t seem to make a … Read More

What are Resident In-Training Exams?

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What are resident in-training exams

What Are Resident In-Training Exams? Resident in-training exams (ITEs) have been designed to assess residents’ progress in training. They provide program directors with comparative knowledge assessment data to better understand program year (PGY) class progress and the knowledge gaps between residents in their respective PGY. Two such tests are the American Board of Family Medicine In-Training Examination (ABFM-ITE) and the … Read More