Residency en Nurse Residency Program Finds Early Success <p>What organizers call a first-of-its-kind residency program for registered nurses in Rhode Island is about to graduate its first class of 19. Director of Workforce Development at Care New England, Michael Paruta, says about two-thirds have already been offered full time jobs – sooner than expected.</p><p>“To me it was surprising because they hadn’t yet completed their residency, number one," said Paruta. "And number two, we had heard that employers were really wanting to see people had experience.”</p> Mon, 31 Mar 2014 09:00:00 +0000 Kristin Gourlay 31019 at Match Day Sees More Primary Care Residencies <p>Match Day was Friday for fourth year medical students around the country. It's an annual rite, the moment when students find out whether and where they'll be doing their residency. It's a big deal because where you do your residency matters on so many levels - from the number of years you'll spend there, to the quality of the doctors who train you, to the opportunities you'll have to deepen your specialty. And many residents end up staying where they train.</p> Mon, 24 Mar 2014 16:53:18 +0000 Kristin Gourlay 30937 at Match Day Sees More Primary Care Residencies Thundermist, Kent Partner on Family Medicine Residency Program <p>Kent Hospital and Thundermist Health Center have teamed up to train new physicians in family medicine <em>and</em> a new kind of health care model called a patient-centered medical home. It's the first community health center-based training of its kind in the state</p><p>When medical students graduate, they go on to do a residency program for more on-the-job training. Most residencies take place in hospitals. But that’s changing. This new program will place family medicine residents from Kent Hospital in Warwick’s Thundermist community health center.</p> Tue, 11 Jun 2013 16:37:01 +0000 Kristin Gourlay 16717 at Med School Enrollment Up 30% by 2017. Will It Help? <p>New data from the Association of American Medical Colleges shows med school enrollment is on track to reach a 30% increase by 2017. That's over enrollment numbers in 2002.</p><p>Rhode Island's own Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University is no exception, with record enrollment numbers.</p><p>What's most interesting about the data is that a good number of the new med school slots are in newly accredited or in-the-process-of-becoming accredited medical schools. There's one in our own backyard that fits that bill, Quinnipiac.</p> Tue, 07 May 2013 21:14:12 +0000 Kristin Gourlay 14825 at Nursing Residency Program Launches for Unemployed Nurses <p>A new program has launched to help place new and unemployed nurses in health care facilities statewide for up to nine-month-long paid residencies. It's expected to start with 20 nurses and expand to 40 by the second year, with the first placements beginning this fall.</p> Wed, 03 Apr 2013 21:13:34 +0000 Dave Fallon & Kristin Gourlay & John Bender 13014 at Nursing Residency Program Launches for Unemployed Nurses Friday is 'Match Day' for the Nation's Future Doctors <p>This Friday at 1:00 pm EDT, more than 17,000 U.S. medical school seniors and another 16,000 other applicants (internationals, etc.) find out where they'll train as residents for the next several years of their lives.</p> Tue, 12 Mar 2013 15:30:38 +0000 Kristin Gourlay 11791 at Friday is 'Match Day' for the Nation's Future Doctors More med school grads, but fewer residency slots <p>As if getting into medical school weren't competitive enough. Today's and tomorrow's graduates will find it increasingly harder to nab a residency position, unless Congress acts to lift the cap on residency slots it's kept in place for nearly 15 years.</p> Fri, 15 Feb 2013 21:04:08 +0000 Kristin Gourlay 10445 at More med school grads, but fewer residency slots Paying for graduate medical education: what experts say <p>This morning, you might have heard the next in our Future Docs series, which looks at a projected doctor shortage and how graduate medical education funding could staunch or deepen that shortage.</p> Tue, 15 Jan 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Kristin Gourlay 8329 at Future Docs, Part 3: The Changing Face of Residency <p>After medical school, most doctors go through a kind of on-the-job training called residency. Residency programs have been around for a while, but some recent changes in those programs are impacting not only how residents practice but how patients receive care. So in the next Future Docs story, we take a look at residency from two angles. First, we meet third year general surgery resident Anne Kuritzky, who takes us on morning rounds on the surgical intensive care unit. Then, I join our Morning Edition host Elisabeth Harrison in the studio to talk about the showdown ahead on Capitol Hill over residency program funding and the changing needs driving residency specialization. Thu, 15 Nov 2012 19:54:12 +0000 Kristin Gourlay 4697 at Future Docs, Part 3: The Changing Face of Residency Next Up: Morning Rounds and the Changing Face of Residency <p>Coming up next in Future Docs, meet third-year surgical resident Anne Kuritzky. <strong>This Thursday on Morning Edition</strong> on Rhode Island Public Radio, join Anne on her morning surgical rounds, and then join me right after for a brief discussion about what’s changing for residency programs and how that affects patients and doctors.</p> Tue, 13 Nov 2012 20:44:14 +0000 Kristin Gourlay 4696 at Next Up: Morning Rounds and the Changing Face of Residency