Recent Blog Posts

The U.S. Needs More Black Female Doctors

In the United States, just 5 percent of active Physicians are Black and only 2 percent are Black women. Research shows patient-provider racial and gender concordance has many benefits. A Black female patient receiving care from a Black female Doctor has more trust, better communication and shared medical decision-making. In …

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26 States At Risk Of Having An ICU Doctor Shortage

According to a George Washington University study, researchers found that a majority of states in the U.S. will soon face a shortage of Intensive Care Unit (ICU) Doctors as the COVID-19 pandemic continues. According to ABC News, the most recent update finds that 26 states will soon face shortages in ICU Doctors, up from …

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Medical Schools Are Now Interviewing Candidates Online

Many medical schools are making the decision for residency and fellowship interviews to be done online. Quickly adapting to a virtual interview process, during a pandemic, is going to present challenges. The change to virtual interviewing creates challenges for programs and their applicants but, some experts and participants believe if done …

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Doctors Call On Health Systems To Take Action To Reduce Racial Inequity

Doctors are calling on healthcare systems to take the lead advocating against police brutality, to diversify their work forces to better reflect their patient population, and to incorporate addressing racial health disparities as part of Physician training. Physicians writing in the New England Journal of Medicine discuss how systemic racism …

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Medicine Needs a Workforce That Better Represents the Population

The Diversity in Medicine report by the Association of American Medical Colleges said, 5.8% of Physicians in 2018 identified themselves as Hispanic and 5% identified as African American. These proportions are an underrepresentation of the national makeup of the U.S., since in 2019 Hispanics/Latinx and African Americans made up an …

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TED Talks To Help Battle Burnout

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Doctors are at high risk for burnout. According to the American Medical Association, Physician burnout is a long‑term stress reaction characterized by depersonalization. This can include: Cynical or negative attitudes toward patients. Emotional exhaustion. A feeling of decreased personal achievement. Lack of empathy for patients. Here are some TED talks that …

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Doctors Give Advice For Staying Safe During Tick Season

Many people are home during the COVID-19 pandemic and are using their time to safely enjoy the warmer weather and venture outdoors to parks, reservations and hiking trails. But with the arrival of warmer temperatures that means tick season is here. According to Dr. Romandine Kratz, deer ticks caused more than …

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Doctors Are Preparing To Resume Performing Elective Surgeries

Hospitals are preparing to start performing elective surgeries again since the Coronavirus outbreak began. Doctors are starting to perform elective surgeries again but it doesn’t mean everything is back to normal inside hospitals. Lifebridge Health chief clinical officer Dr. Matthew Poffenroth said, “We’re gradually going towards that direction but we’re …

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Coronavirus HealthCare Workers Face Mental Health Crisis

Under normal circumstances a career in Medicine is stressful. The physical demands, psychological strain and ineffective work processes can lead to burnout, a condition that affects up to 50% of Physicians in the U.S. Burnout cannot describe what Doctors, Nurses, Paramedics and others are experiencing as COVID-19 overwhelms the health …

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Doctors Are Innovative In The Fight Against COVID-19

Doctors are channeling their inventive side to battle the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Ben Pettigrove, a Tulsa Physician, heard about Doctors and Nurses dying after becoming infected during the process of intubation so he designed a plexiglass box that would contain the virus. After you intubate somebody you would leave it on …

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