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Resident Specific Issues and Resources

The ISMS and its RFS are strong advocates for resident and fellow physicians, cognizant of the significant issues and challenges they and their graduate medical education training programs face.

Issues and Resources

Starting Your Career: A Guide for New Physicians in Illinois

This comprehensive guide from the Illinois State Medical Society (ISMS) offers general advice and resources for physicians completing their training or those returning to practice after a break. Download the booklet

Resident Physician Burnout
Through this online resource, you will find links to the latest research on resident burnout, as well as many resources for both physicians and faculty in graduate medical education to help residents (and other physicians) combat burnout. Read more

Students, Residents Report Defensive Medicine Woven into Training
Research conclusions, published in the February 2012 edition of Academic Medicine, state that medical students and residents reported frequent encounters with defensive medicine practices and were often taught to take medical liability into consideration during clinic decision making. In other words, fear of lawsuits seems to have infiltrated physician training. Ouch. View Abstract



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