From the Desk of the CEO

As the GME landscape plays out and unfolds before the public’s eyes, Germane is at the forefront with constantly developing plans and pathways to guide teaching hospitals to their unique successes.

Bringing Passion to Practice: Altruistic Leadership

Having celebrated my eighth year at Germane Solutions, I have been asked by others (and even myself) to reflect on my time being here--whether it be a simple congratulations and “How do you feel?” to an in-depth, substantive talk with a colleague.

The Numerous Initiatives for Mitigating the Physician Shortage

In tandem with previous articles focused on legislative pursuits to combat the physician shortage such as the different iterations of the Resident Physician Shortage Reduction Acts and the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 (HR 133), are the different ways states and the federal government have begun addressing the physician shortage.

The Never-ending Story of the Resident Physician Shortage Reduction Act

Through our investigation, we learned the 2021 RPSRA is around the tenth Congressional attempt since 2007 to provide cap relief. Not only that, but each attempt was similar in nature: it is introduced with bipartisan support after a Congressional election year and, after a few news cycles later dies in a committee. The ten RPSRA iterations universally propose adding 15,000 residency slots over five...

Racial Discrimination, and Its Potential Solutions, in Healthcare

Any institution making an effort to improve professional standards to promote inclusion and acceptance must provide proper training and education to faculty, leadership, and learners to ensure their understanding of updated professionalism standards should be specifically applied to discrimination, exclusion, and harassment of underrepresented persons. Ensuring this language is explicit and clearly...

Germane’s Contribution to the 2021 NRMP MATCH

The 2021 NRMP MATCH was indeed historical. Ambiguity surrounded both Programs and prospective residents at the onset of the recruitment cycle. Would prospective residents capitalize on an extended budget from reduced travel to overapply to programs? Would programs interview significantly more candidates?

Virtual Learning/Technology from COVID-19

America’s educational leaders have grown accustomed to supplementing classrooms with technological modules, interactive platforms, and other remote learning activities. Online learning in higher education has also flourished with the evolution of the internet; however, when it comes to undergraduate and graduate medical education, students had not experienced remote learning until COVID-19.

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