Key Themes

The meeting is intended to generate discussion about the medical education continuum. Themes to be explored include:

UME-GME Hot Topics

  • Changes to the Medical Student Performance Evaluation: Have they met program director needs?
  • Innovative curricula: Can the Match be flexible to accommodate competency-based programs?
  • Single Accreditation System: Impact on the Match and applicant trends
  • Workforce: Current status and future trends

Residency Prep

  • Advising the at-risk student: Early identification and remediation
  • Candid career counseling: When and how to guide underachieving students toward non-medical professions
  • Preparing for residency: Best practices in the UME-GME handoff
  • Emotional IQ: How can schools foster self-awareness, self-regulation, and empathy to identify and remediate professionalism problems?

Residency Selection

  • Assessing competitiveness: How can medical schools and GME programs quell application overload?
  • Transparency: What information do applicants want during the application and interview processes?
  • What are you looking for? Program director perspectives on interviewing and ranking applicants
  • Beyond the allopathic applicant: Experiences of osteopathic and international medical graduates

Success in Residency

  • Resilience: Preventing burnout to keep residents engaged for a long career
  • The intersection of medicine and technology: Current trends and innovation
  • EPAs: How do programs evaluate resident competency and engage residents in self-evaluation and growth?

The meeting also will include workshops designed to help attendees understand and better navigate the Match:

  • Using the Registration, Ranking and Results system
  • Policy primer: Tips and reminders about compliance with Match rules
  • Participating in the Supplemental Offer and Acceptance Program (SOAP)
  • Student verification: Criteria for determining Match and SOAP eligibility

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