We are excited to introduce our Hospital Series–a corner of The Daily Checkup with content geared toward hospitals and clinics looking to strengthen their role in medical education, clinical training, and more generally support medical trainees around the world.
The physician shortage is no mystery. Its effects are visible on the faces of physicians, nurses, hospital staff, and even the patients in waiting rooms. Because of this, helping medical trainees is more important than ever. But helping trainees is about more than graduating them into the healthcare workforce–it’s about ensuring they arrive with quality and thorough training, experience, and knowledge.
While hosting clinical training in a small capacity may be possible for your hospital, most hospitals do not have the administrative bandwidth to expand that capacity. Even more, due to the rewarding nature of teaching, it is likely there are physicians already within your system excited to precept trainees (or who would be more willing to precept without the extra administrative duties current clinical training models demand).
At AMOpportunities, we want to help you expand your clinical training capacity by collaborating through our team and platform.
Keep reading for three benefits this expanding clinical training has for your hospital.
Diversify Your Future Workforce
With one-third of medical trainees returning to their training hospitals for work, expanded training capacity is perhaps the most significant mid-to-long term solution for addressing work shortages.
In the short-term, precepting has been shown to reduce physician burnout by as much as 25 percent. Working with the next generation of medical professionals and sharing increases physicians’ sense of personal value in the workplace and leads to improved satisfaction.
Together, these solutions create a model for retention that will help scale your clinical training ability and provide a long-term, sustainable for recruiting future physicians familiar with and wanting to work at your hospital.
Save Administrative Time
One of the largest administrative demands of hosting clinical trainees is navigating trainee logistics. Left to preceptors individually or even a small team of coordinators to handle, navigating these logistics and fielding trainee questions accelerates burnout and leads to turnover (a financial burden).
Trainees who rotate through AMO are paired with one of our personal coordinators who provide 1:1 support and recommendations. Familiar with both the trainee’s needs and the specifics of your hospital or clinical program site, our coordinators are able to provide specific housing, transportation, and visa recommendations as well as help the student arrive fully prepared on day one.
Software that Powers Your Clinical Training
The logistics of clinical training extend beyond student preparation and onto the physician’s side. While AMO’s team helps ensure your physicians are able to focus solely on teaching, access to our software helps ensure your whole team is equally as prepared.
AMO provides access to our software platform, which centralizes the information that is most critical to running your clinical training program. Because this is a cloud-based software, information is easily accessible to your entire team. Whether your physicians need to check the number of upcoming trainees, or your administration team needs to confirm proof of insurance, our software makes information immediately available to those who need it when they need it.
Through a centralized platform for tracking student information, schedules, and more, the logistics of scaling clinical training capacity is easier.
Interested in learning more about scaling your clinical training? Let’s connect!