Practice and Health System Management is a special interest of our residency program director. This topic is addressed by both a monthly conference throughout the three years of training, and two-week rotations in the second and third years. The monthly conferences cover such topics as coding and billing, contract negotiations and practice finance. Coding and billing ' a critical topic to master for real world post-graduate private practice ' is also covered in special interactive conferences and ongoing chart audit, precepting and feedback. Third-year residents receive assistance with resume writing, review of job opportunities and search strategies. Volunteer preceptors, all graduates of our program who work in busy private group practices nearby, provide additional guidance.