The physician shortage is no mystery. Its effects are visible on the faces of physicians, nurses, hospital staff, and even 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 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. However, due to the rewarding nature of teaching, it is likely there are physicians already within your system wishing to precept trainees (or who would be more willing to precept without the extra administrative duties that current clinical training models demand).
At AMOpportunities, we help hospitals expand their clinical training capacity by collaborating through our coordinators 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 workforce 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 skills and knowledge increases a physician’s sense of personal value in the workplace and leads to improved satisfaction.
Together, these solutions create a model for retention that helps scale your clinical training capacity and provides 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. Turnover is among the most immediate financial burdens hospitals face today.
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 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.
This allows precepting physicians to spend more time focused on training and less time balancing their patient load with administrative tasks.
Software that Powers Your Clinical Training
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’s software platform centralizes the information that is most critical to running your clinical training program. As 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!