Steven E. Weinberger, MD; Lawrence G. Smith, MD; Virginia U. Collier, MD
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Weinberger SE, Smith LG, Collier VU. Redesigning Training for Internal Medicine. Ann Intern Med. 2006;145:866. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-145-11-200612050-00019
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 2006;145(11):866.
We agree with Dr. Mansi that the model of internists serving as “traffic directors” not only is unattractive to physicians but also delivers suboptimal care to patients. Appropriate procedural training is an important component of residency. Difficulty in assuring that each resident receives sufficient experience to achieve competency and the widely differing needs of residents have contributed to a lack of agreement about what procedures should be required (1-2). We favor a model in which procedures fall into 3 categories: 1) those that are required of all residents, 2) those that should be available and are encouraged but are not required during training, and 3) specialized procedures that require additional training and experience that can be obtained during the customized component of residency training by residents who wish to gain competence in performing these procedures. Such a model for procedural training is currently being developed by the AAIM Education Redesign Task Force.
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