Six Online Sessions Help New Interns Adjust to Demands of Residency; Topics Include Time Management, Professionalism, Order Writing, and More
Philadelphia, March 21, 2019 – The American College of Physicians (ACP) today announced the availability of an online mini-bootcamp to help graduating medical students prepare for the mental and physical demands of their upcoming internal medicine residency programs. The six-session video series, created by digital learning provider OnlineMedEd, is free to student ACP members and accessible from ACP’s website.
The availability of ACP’s intern mini-bootcamp is timed to coincide with medical school students recently learning in which U.S. residency programs they will train for the next three years. ACP’s goal in offering the free mini-bootcamp is to support medical student graduates with the soft skills necessary for a successful internal medicine residency.
“OnlineMedEd’s Intern Bootcamp empowers medical students to proactively position themselves for success during residency by providing valuable tools and resources to help them become effective, confident residents and strong, dynamic internists,” said Philip A. Masters, MD, FACP, ACP's Vice President of Membership and International Programs. “We’re thrilled to partner with OnlineMedEd to make this valuable content available to our membership.”
The ACP mini-bootcamp is a subset of OnlineMedEd’s popular 40-session Intern Bootcamp learning series. Subjects in the series have been hand-selected to improve understanding of essential skills. Topics include:
- Your Usual Day: Plan your day and plan your rhythm to maximize efficiency and effectiveness.
- Team Hierarchy: Learn the MD team hierarchy and learn your place as a resident.
- Five Stages of Death and Dying in Residency: Learn what to expect at different points in your training and that there are people who can help, if you ask.
- Emotional Bank Account: Codification of your relationship with every person in your life, including patients, staff, colleagues and supervisors.
- Finite and Infinite Games: Become more effective by changing the way you see the world and the people you work with.
- Phone Skills: Learn the proper etiquette for making phone calls, taking phone calls, and speaking to people that you don’t know.
“OnlineMedEd and the ACP share a common passion—making physicians more effective and happier on the job through exceptional educational opportunities. The new ACP mini-bootcamp, based on OnlineMedEd’s highly successful Intern Bootcamp series, is an incredible opportunity for young residents,” stated Dustyn Williams MD, internist, founder and lead educator, OnlineMedEd. “Reviewing these free online videos will ease students’ emotional and intellectual transition and enable them to hit the ground running on Day One.”
About the American College of Physicians
The American College of Physicians is the largest medical specialty organization in the United States with members in more than 145 countries worldwide. ACP membership includes 154,000 internal medicine physicians (internists), related subspecialists, and medical students. Internal medicine physicians are specialists who apply scientific knowledge and clinical expertise to the diagnosis, treatment, and compassionate care of adults across the spectrum from health to complex illness. Follow ACP on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.
OnlineMedEd is a digital medical education firm whose mission is to change how medical education is approached, delivered by medical schools and learned by medical students. Used by 80% of third-and fourth-year medical students in 191 countries, the OnlineMedEd clinical education platform is built around its proven four-step process that includes access to more than 400 pages of notes with diagrams, tables, tips and insight into topics (prime), over 70 hours of organized, high-yield content to prepare medical students for boards and clinical rotations (acquire), 1,200 board-style clinical vignettes that can be taken by topic or mix and match to prepare for the test (challenge) and 10,000+ flashcards to review and reinforce the most essential, high yield information (enforce). The peer-reviewed content is developed by physician educators and delivered in a way that makes learning faster, easier and more reliable by focusing only on content medical students must learn and providing the tools to improve retention, which frees them to spend their time using what they've learned to practice actual medicine. For more information, visit www.onlinemeded.org.