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    We all want to do right by our patients. We all want to deliver the highest possible quality of care. At SMA, we believe the best way to do that is through education . These days, everyone seems to want to tell you what to think. We've found ...

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    The SMA Physicians-in-Training Leadership Conference is taking place February 11-13, 2022, at Tulane University in New Orleans (and virtually). We invite you to attend, either in New Orleans, or from the comfort of your home or office! SMA's PIT Committee ...

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    I highly recommend the panel discussion of Autism spectrum disorders; this is a topic that is not covered despite the fact that recently released data suggests that 1 in 48 (possibly more frequent) children are diagnosed as being on the Spectrum. Every ...

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  • Objectives: Sexual and gender minority (SGM) communities experience significant health disparities. Although coverage of health issues specific to these communities has increased in the undergraduate medical curriculum, there is still opportunity for improved teaching about sexual diversity and inclusive care. The goal of this study was to assess students' perceptions... The post CME Article: Integration of Sex and Gender Minority Standardized Patients into a Workshop on Gender-Inclusive Patient Care: Exploring Medical Student Perspectives appeared first on Southern Medical Association .
  • Objectives: Since the inception of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, the United States has been the leader in cases and deaths. Healthcare workers treating these severely ill patients are at risk of many deleterious consequences. Residents, in particular, may be affected by physical as well as psychological consequences. Because... The post Perceptions, Coping Strategies, and Mental Health of Residents during COVID-19 appeared first on Southern Medical Association .
  • Objectives: The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has been an unexpected crisis that continues to challenge the medical community at large. Healthcare environments have been forced to change dramatically, including for medical residents, who are vital members of the innovative emergency response teams. Articles have previously been published on the... The post Effects of the COVID-19 Crisis on Resident Well-Being in a Community Teaching Hospital appeared first on Southern Medical Association .
  • Objective: Increasing patient care requirements and suboptimal communication between emergency department (ED) and Internal Medicine (IM) services may lead to inefficient hospital utilization, lapses in transitions of care, and reduced trainee satisfaction in the inpatient setting. Furthermore, a lack of triaging roles for IM trainees has been a common limitation... The post Utilization of an Internal Medicine Triaging Resident in the Emergency Department Reduces Preventable Admissions and Improves Trainee Experiences appeared first on Southern Medical Association .
  • Objectives: The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has had a profound impact on medical education at all levels, particularly on applicants applying to residency programs. The objective of the study was to gain a comprehensive understanding of applicants’ perspectives on virtual interviews in the setting of the COVID-19 pandemic. Methods:... The post Virtual Residency Interviews during the COVID-19 Pandemic: The Applicant’s Perspective appeared first on Southern Medical Association .