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Check Out This Summer Reading List By Doctors

Post from Sara Berg, MS on AMA The physician’s day rises and falls with the written word: an unexpected laboratory result, a practice-changing medical journal publication or a news story about a trend affecting patients’ access to care. But as the weather warms up and physicians tap into their hard-earned …

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Carilion Clinic

Fast Facts at a Glance: Carilion Clinic is a tax-exempt health system headquartered in Roanoke, Virginia. Through our comprehensive network of hospitals, primary and specialty physician practices, and complementary services, we provide exceptional care for nearly 1 million Virginians and West Virginians. Our enduring commitment is to a healthier region. …

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Twins Become Doctors and Match for Same Residency

Post from KZRG Since elementary school, twin sisters Alexis and Morgan Clare, now 27, have wanted to become doctors. They attended the University of Florida together for their undergraduate education and went on to Tulane University in New Orleans for their master’s degrees. The Clare twins graduated from KCU-Joplin. Now, …

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US Medical Schools Need More Diverse Faculty

Written By: Cara Murez HealthDay Reporter (HealthDay News) There is a dire need to improve Diversity in Medical Schools across the United States. Dr. Sophia Kamran, an Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology at Harvard Medical School and a Radiation Oncologist at Massachusetts General Cancer Center is the lead author on …

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Mental Health A Priority In Medical Schools

The harmful effects of medical education on student well-being are concerning with higher rates of burnout, depression, and even suicide. About one in three medical students report symptoms of depression, and one in nine experiences suicidal ideation, according to the American Medical Association. Medical students encounter barriers to seeking help, …

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Medical schools are reporting record increase in first-year Black students

Amid the coronavirus pandemic, medical schools are reporting a record increase in first-year Black students. According to the Association of American Medical Colleges, Black medical student enrollment has increased by 21% in the past year. Currently, African-Americans account for just 5% of the entire physician population nationally, though about 14% …

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Major Strides For Xenotransplantation

Currently, 17 patients die each day in the United States while on the waiting list to receive lifesaving vital organ transplants. according to the Health Resources & Services Administration. Xenotransplantation gives hope for the possibility of an unlimited supply of organs that could relieve the supply shortage and save countless …

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Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) is an international leader in health care delivery and has been the site of pioneering breakthroughs that have improved lives around the world. With a hub of a large teaching hospital in Boston affiliated with Harvard Medical School, it is internationally renowned for excellence in …

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Medical Schools Advancing DEI Initiatives

Many medical schools and academic institutions recognize the importance of diversifying the Physician workforce and reducing health disparities. More organizations are establishing strong Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) cultures by implementing DEI committees, curriculum, and more. Most institutions create a Diversity and Inclusion committee/office with appointed officers who oversee and …

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TriHealth

TriHealth is physicians, hospitals, and communities working together to help people live better. TriHealth is a large innovative, integrated health system in Cincinnati, Ohio. Consistently ranked among the top employers in the US, TriHealth has been named a “Top 100 Integrated” Health System for more than a decade. We have …

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Are medical schools doing a good enough job of making their incoming student enrollment more diverse?

According to the Association of Medical Colleges, the answer is yes, although the percentage of practicing minority physicians is still historically low compared to the overall population. “We have never seen such an increase within a short amount of time,” said Norma Poll-Hunter, who leads workforce diversity efforts at the Association …

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2022 Healthcare Tech Trends

Healthcare systems are increasingly relying on technology and Artificial Intelligence to improve patient care and workplace efficiency. According to the 2021 Future of Healthcare Report, almost 80% of Healthcare systems are planning to increase their investment in digital healthcare trends over the next five years. Some of the top emerging …

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Medical Professionals Weigh In On The Importance of Diversity in Health Care

To provide the best possible care for all patients and help minimize racial disparities, medical professionals need to acknowledge and recognize differences among varying populations. Diversity among physicians—pertaining to socioeconomic status, race, gender identity, and so on—is key. Many physicians already recognize that a commitment to diversity is critical, yet …

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