WASHINGTON, April 25, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Resident Matching Program® (NRMP®) is pleased to announce that its national stakeholder conference, Transition to Residency: Conversations Across the Medical Education Continuum, will take place May 4-6, 2017 at the New Orleans Marriott. This meeting offers medical school faculty and administrators, residency program directors, and hospital executives the opportunity to collaborate on ways to strengthen the transition from medical school to residency and foster the education of young physicians.
"Residency is an integral part of physician education, but it also can be stressful and pose challenges for students and medical educators," says NRMP President and CEO Mona M. Signer. "Because the Match is the bridge between undergraduate and graduate medical education, the NRMP is uniquely positioned to provide a forum where medical schools and residency programs can discuss the challenges and identify solutions to address them."
Nationally recognized authors and thought leaders will share their expertise and lend insights to the conversation:
- Anna Quindlen – New York Times bestselling author of One True Thing and Still Life with Breadcrumbs, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, and social critic
- Daniel Goleman, Ph.D. – New York Times bestselling author of Emotional Intelligence, psychologist, and science journalist
- Kenneth I. Shine, M.D. – Former Executive Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs, The University of Texas System and pioneer in the fields of quality of care and patient safety
Pivotal GME Topics
Attendees will be able to participate in small group discussions aimed at ensuring student readiness for residency, improving physician well-being, addressing application inflation, and evaluating new methods for conducting residency interviews. Also offered is a "Timely Topics" event where NRMP staff and attendees will gather over breakfast to discuss areas of interest including the matching algorithm, the Match Week Supplemental Offer and Acceptance Program®, the transition to a single Match, and Match policy. The meeting also features a Town Hall-style forum in which attendees and NRMP leadership will discuss ways NRMP can enhance the services and resources it provides to constituents.
The meeting begins at 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 4, and concludes at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 6. The target audience includes program directors, institutional officials, and medical school student affairs and academic affairs deans and faculty. Other professionals engaged in research or clinical practice at the undergraduate and/or graduate medical education level, especially as it relates to Match participation and processes, also are welcome.
More information can be found on the NRMP conference website.
The National Resident Matching Program® (NRMP®) is a private, non-profit organization established in 1952 at the request of medical students to provide an orderly and fair mechanism for matching the preferences of applicants for U.S. residency positions with the preferences of residency program directors. In addition to the annual Main Residency Match® for more than 43,000 registrants, the NRMP conducts Fellowship Matches for more than 60 subspecialties through its Specialties Matching Service® (SMS®).
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SOURCE National Resident Matching Program