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Experiences and Reflections of Former Pediatric Chief Residents

Experiences and Reflections of Former Pediatric Chief Residents Abstract The article by Kim et al1 in the May issue of the Archives makes a significant contribution to the literature. The observation in this survey, which covered 20 years, that chief residents spent less time teaching and more time administrating despite their desires is important information to those residents who are considering assuming the role of chief resident. Based on my two decades in academic medicine, my impression has been that one of the major roles of chief residents is to be hotel managers, ie, to assign patients to beds, shift patients to different beds because of infection and other reasons, work out schedules for residents, reassign residents, and change schedules because of illness, pregnancy, and other problems. Although teaching seems to be a priority on paper, in reality, it turns out to be of a lower priority than are service-oriented responsibilities. An observation that was not addressed in the References 1. Kim SC, Giardino AP, Casey R, Magnusson MR, Pinto-Martin JA. Experiences and reflections of former pediatric chief residents . Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med . 1994;148:518-521.Crossref 2. Whitman N, Weiss E, Lutz L. The Chief Resident as Manager . Salt Lake City, Utah: Dept of Family and Preventive Medicine, University of Utah School of Medicine; 1988. 3. Jewett LS, Greenberg LW, Goldberg RM. Teaching residents how to teach: a one-year study . J Med Educ . 1982;57:361-366. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine American Medical Association

Experiences and Reflections of Former Pediatric Chief Residents

Experiences and Reflections of Former Pediatric Chief Residents

Abstract

Abstract The article by Kim et al1 in the May issue of the Archives makes a significant contribution to the literature. The observation in this survey, which covered 20 years, that chief residents spent less time teaching and more time administrating despite their desires is important information to those residents who are considering assuming the role of chief resident. Based on my two decades in academic medicine, my impression has been that one of the major roles of chief residents is to...
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Publisher
American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright © 1995 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
ISSN
1072-4710
eISSN
1538-3628
DOI
10.1001/archpedi.1995.02170130103026
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Abstract

Abstract The article by Kim et al1 in the May issue of the Archives makes a significant contribution to the literature. The observation in this survey, which covered 20 years, that chief residents spent less time teaching and more time administrating despite their desires is important information to those residents who are considering assuming the role of chief resident. Based on my two decades in academic medicine, my impression has been that one of the major roles of chief residents is to be hotel managers, ie, to assign patients to beds, shift patients to different beds because of infection and other reasons, work out schedules for residents, reassign residents, and change schedules because of illness, pregnancy, and other problems. Although teaching seems to be a priority on paper, in reality, it turns out to be of a lower priority than are service-oriented responsibilities. An observation that was not addressed in the References 1. Kim SC, Giardino AP, Casey R, Magnusson MR, Pinto-Martin JA. Experiences and reflections of former pediatric chief residents . Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med . 1994;148:518-521.Crossref 2. Whitman N, Weiss E, Lutz L. The Chief Resident as Manager . Salt Lake City, Utah: Dept of Family and Preventive Medicine, University of Utah School of Medicine; 1988. 3. Jewett LS, Greenberg LW, Goldberg RM. Teaching residents how to teach: a one-year study . J Med Educ . 1982;57:361-366.

Journal

Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent MedicineAmerican Medical Association

Published: Jan 1, 1995

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