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Mindfulness Techniques To Help Physicians With Stress

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Ronald M. Epstein, M.D., Professor of medicine at the University of Rochester in New York, and a family and palliative care Physician, believes mindfulness is a powerful tool for medical professionals in dealing with personal stress, being more compassionate, and reducing clinical errors. “Anyone whose work involves immense human suffering …

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Specialties With the Highest and Lowest Rates of Burnout

Burnout is a major obstacle for Physicians that affects their happiness, relationships, career, and the care they provide. It has been described as long-term, unresolvable job-related stress that leads to exhaustion, cynicism, feelings of detachment from one’s job responsibilities, and lack of a sense of personal accomplishment. A new triennial …

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What Doctors Need To Know About The Coronavirus

A JAMA Viewpoint says, Human coronaviruses (HCoVs) have long been considered inconsequential pathogens, causing the “common cold” in otherwise healthy people. However, in the 21st century, 2 highly pathogenic HCoVs—severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus (SARS-CoV) and Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV)—emerged from animal reservoirs to cause global epidemics with alarming …

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The Growing Psychiatrist Shortage

The United States is suffering from a growing shortage of psychiatrists and other mental health providers. It is particularly dire in rural regions. 1 in 5 US adults and kids have a mental health or substance abuse issue according to a report published in the Journal of the American Medical …

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Improving Access To Rural Health Care

Rural communities face many obstacles to accessing quality healthcare. Economic factors, cultural and social differences, educational shortcomings, and the isolation of living in remote areas all conspire to create health care disparities and struggles for rural Americans to lead normal, healthy lives. According to the National Rural Health Association, rural …

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U.S. Physician Employment Report Findings

A national research study by Doximity, on the 2019 labor market for Doctors, showed a 5 percent increase in job opportunities for Physicians in the U.S. since 2018. Additional findings from the study include: The top 5 metros where Doctors are most in demand: El Paso, Texas Miami, Florida Cleveland, …

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Medical Students Less Likely To Fill Primary Care Physician Roles

According to new data published by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), the United States will see a shortage of up to nearly 122,000 Physicians by 2032 as demand for Physicians continues to grow faster than supply. An estimated 44,000 of those Doctors are primary care Physicians (PCP). Even …

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Empathetic Doctors Are More Trusted

Clinical empathy was once dismissively known as “good bedside manner” and traditionally regarded as far less important than technical ability. But as the healthcare industry continues to focus on better patient experiences and higher satisfaction, Physicians work to improve their communication skills and empathy is a key factor of good …

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Practicing As A Correctional Medicine Physician

Becoming a correctional medicine Physician is an interesting option that many are considering. It is ultimately the same as other Physician positions with excellent salaries, good job growth, and great benefits, except you are providing care to patients in a different and unique setting. By working in a correctional facility, …

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Many Physicians Have A Tough Time Retiring

Most people look forward to the day when they can retire. But surveys show Physicians aren’t too excited about leaving the profession. The average retirement age in the United States is 63. According to a CompHealth survey, on average, respondents intend to retire at 68 years old. The U.S. Census …

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Medical Students With Disabilities Face Barriers in Medical Schools

The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) and the University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine (UCSF) released a publication that explores the current state of medical education for medical students and physicians with disabilities. This report is designed to increase awareness and understanding of the challenges and opportunities …

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