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Rip Outs

The aim of the Rip Out section of JGME is to provide resources to educators. Rip Outs are designed to provide readers with information to facilitate their ongoing development as educators in graduate medical education. They are arranged here by topic.

Each Rip Out is formatted to facilitate quick reading and intended to be ‘‘ripped out’’ (or downloaded) from the Journal. Each article begins with the specific problem or challenge and includes key evidence and best practices from the literature, immediate and long-term action steps, and references and resources for further reading.

The Rip Out section is a collaborative effort by members of the JGME Editorial Board and solicited authors.

If you would like to suggest topics for Rip Outs or have ideas regarding topics, or ideas to enhance use and dissemination of this resource, please contact us at

Career Transitions Rip Outs

Cooper AZ, Fratta TL, Clardy P, Terhune K. How to Approach the First Physician Job Search. J Grad Med Educ. 2019 Apr;11(2):231-2
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Jericho BG, Ilgen JS, Gottlieb-Smith R, Simpson D, Sullivan GM. How to Write Your Curriculum Vitae. J Grad Med Educ. 2019;11(3):333-4
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Stephanie L. Bourque, Cheong Jun Lee, M. Douglas Jones Jr, and Gail M. Sullivan (2019) Letters of Recommendation. J Grad Med Educ. 2019;11(4):479-480
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Kendall E. Bradley, Rance McClain, Jeffrey S. Berger, and Kathryn M. Andolsek (2019) Successfully Navigating the Physician Job Interview. J Grad Med Educ. October 2019;11(5):611-612
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Jeffrey S. Berger, Geoffrey Ho, Marian Sherman, and Katherine L. Charlton (2019) Contract Negotiations for Senior Trainees. J Grad Med Edu. 2019;11(6):717-718
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Marcdante K, Knox K, Amidon M. Preparing for the Transition to Your Next Career Role. J Grad Med Educ. 2020;12(1):109-110
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Assessment Rip Outs

Using Chart Review and Chart-Stimulated Recall for Resident Assessment. J Grad Med Educ. 2018;10(1):95-96
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Byerly LK, O’Sullivan PS, O’Brien BC. Three Lenses on Learning: Frames for Residency Education. J Grad Med Educ. 2017;9(5):655-656.
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Andolsek, K, Simpson D. Direct Observation Reassessed. J Grad Med Educ. 2017;9(4):531–532.
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Caretta-Weyer HA, Kraut AS, Kornegay JG, et al. The view from over here: a framework for multi-source feedback. J Grad Med Educ. 2017;9(3):367–368.
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Johnston SS, Bohannon IA, Joyner BD. Mini-sessions on assessment for continuous faculty development. J Grad Med Educ. 2014:6(4):779–780.
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Iobst WF, Trowbridge R, Philibert I. Addendum: reducing diagnostic error by using educational milestones to organize curricula and assessment. J Grad Med Educ. 2013;5(3):519–520.
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Dougherty P, Kasten SJ, Reynolds RK, et al. Intraoperative assessment of residents. J Grad Med Educ. 2013;5(2):333–334.
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Middlemas S, Haftel H, Ross PT, et al. Assessing interpersonal communications skills: the use of standardized patients in graduate medical education. J Grad Med Educ. 2013;5(3): 515–516.
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Iobst WF, Trowbridge R, Philibert I. Teaching and assessing critical reasoning through the use of entrustment. J Grad Med Educ. 2013;5(3):517–518.
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Communication Rip Outs

DeKosky AS, Gangopadhyaya A, Chan B, et al. Improving written sign-outs through education and structured audit: the UPDATED approach. J Grad Med Educ. 2013;5(2):335–336.
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Mossanen M, Johnston SS, Green J, et al. A practical approach to conflict management for program directors. J Grad Med Educ. 2014;6(2):345–346.
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Mullan PB, Lypson ML. Communicating your program's goals and objectives. J Grad Med Educ. 2011;3(4):574–576.
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Leadership Rip Outs

Marcdante K, Simpson D. Choosing When to Advise, Coach, or Mentor. J Grad Med Educ. 2018;10(2):227-228
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Lypson ML, Simpson D. It all starts and ends with the program director. J Grad Med Educ. 2011;3(2):261–263.
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Promes SB, Wagner MJ. Starting a clinical competency committee. J Grad Med Educ. 2014;6(1):163–164.
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Program and Resident Evaluation Rip Outs

Kasten SJ, Prince MEP, Lypson ML. Residents make their lists and program directors check them twice: reviewing case logs. J Grad Med Educ. 2012;4(2):257–260.
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Simpson D, Lypson ML. The year is over, now what? The annual program evaluation. J Grad Med Educ. 2011;3(3):435–437.
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Brown A, Jauregui J, Chipman A, Ilgen J. Using Hackathons to Transform Complex Educational Problems Into Innovative Prototypes. J Grad Med Educ. 2018;10(4):465-466
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Qualitative Rip Out Series 

Watling C, Cristancho S, Wright S, et al. Necessary groundwork: planning a strong grounded theory study. J Grad Med Educ. 2017;9(1):129–130.
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Balmer DF, Rama JA, Martimianakis MA, et al. Using data from program evaluations for qualitative research. J Grad Med Educ. 2016;8(5):773–774.
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Baker L, Phelan S, Snelgrove R, et al. Recognizing and responding to ethically important moments in qualitative research. J Grad Med Educ. 2016;8(4):607–608.
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Nimmon L, Paradis E, Schrewe B, et al. Integrating theory into qualitative medical education research. J Grad Med Educ. 2016;8(3):437–438.
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Paradis E, O'Brien B, Nimmon L, et al. Design: selection of data collection methods. J Grad Med Educ. 2016;8(2):263–264.
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Wright S, O'Brien BC, Nimmon L, et al. Research design considerations. J Grad Med Educ. 2016;8(1):97–98.
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Varpio L, Artino AR Jr, The Qualitative Collaborative. Answering the mail: replying to common questions about qualitative inquiry. J Grad Med Educ. 2015;7(4):667–668.
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Teherani A, Martimianakis T, Stenfors-Hayes T, et al. Choosing a qualitative research approach. J Grad Med Educ. 2015:7(4):669–670.
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Quality Improvement Rip Outs

McQuillan RF, Wong BM. The SQUIRE guidelines: a scholarly approach to quality improvement. J Grad Med Educ. 2016;8(5):771–772.
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Smith SR, Bakshi R. Promoting resident involvement in quality improvement initiatives through faculty involvement and curriculum. J Grad Med Educ. 2015;7(1):119–120.
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Scholarly Activity Rip Outs

Maggio LA, Artino AR. Staying Up to Date and Managing Information Overload.J Grad Med Educ. 2018;10(6):597–598.
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Yarris LM, Simpson D, Ilgen JS, et al. Team-based coaching approach to peer review: sharing service and scholarship. J Grad Med Educ. 2017;9(1):127–128.
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Spagnoletti CL, Spencer AL, Bonnema RA, et al. Workshop preparation and presentation: a valuable form of scholarship for the clinician-educator. J Grad Med Educ. 2013;5(1):155–156.
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Malani PN, Lypson ML. A guide to writing peer-reviewed publications: a common program requirement and resume builder. J Grad Med Educ. 2012;4(4):541–542.
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Meurer LN, Diehr S. Community-engaged scholarship: meeting scholarly project requirements while advancing community health. J Grad Med Educ. 2012;4(3):385–386.
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Simpson D, Meurer L, Braza D. Meeting the scholarly project requirement—application of scholarship criteria beyond research. J Grad Med Educ. 2012;4(1):111–112.
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Simulation Rip Outs

Ellinas H, Denson K, Simpson D. Low-cost simulation: how-to guide. J Grad Med Educ. 2015:7(2):257–258.
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Hamstra S, Philibert I. Simulation in graduate medical education: understanding uses and maximizing benefits. J Grad Med Educ. 2012;4(4):539–540.
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Social Media Rip Outs

Khadpe J, Joshi N. How to utilize blogs for residency education. J Grad Med Educ. 2016;8(4):605–606.
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Ahn J, Inboriboon PC, Bond MC. Podcasts: accessing, choosing, creating, and disseminating content. J Grad Med Educ. 2016:8(3):435–436.
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Cabrera D, Cooney R. Wikis: using collaborative platforms in graduate medical education. J Grad Med Educ. 2016;8(1):99–100.
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Hurtubise LC, Turner TL, Ledford CH, et al. Getting started with online faculty development. J Grad Med Educ. 2015:7(4):671–672.
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Lin M, Sherbino J. Creating a virtual journal club: a community of practice using multiple social media strategies. J Grad Med Educ. 2015:7(3):481–482.
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Melvin L, Chan T. Using Twitter in clinical education and practice. J Grad Med Educ. 2014:6(3):581–582.
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Supervision Rip Outs

Caretta-Weyer HA, Kraut AS, Kornegay JG, et al. The View From Over Here: A Framework for Multi-Source Feedback.. J Grad Med Educ. 2017;9(3):367-368.
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ten Cate O. Entrustment as assessment: recognizing the ability, the right, and the duty to act. J Grad Med Educ. 2016;8(2):261–262.
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ten Cate O. Nuts and bolts of entrustable professional activities. J Grad Med Educ. 2013;5(1):157–158.
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Dougherty P, Ross PT, Lypson ML. Monitoring resident progress through mentored portfolios. J Grad Med Educ. 2013;5(4):701–702.
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Martin SK, Farnan JM. SUPERB safety: improving supervision for medical specialty residents. J Grad Med Educ. 2013;5(1):159–160.
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