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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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Minorities Remain Underrepresented in Medical Schools

Black, Hispanic, and American Indian students remain underrepresented in medical schools, despite increasing efforts to create a diverse physician workforce, according to a new study by researchers in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. “Recent studies have shown a steady increase in the enrollment of nonwhite …

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States Investigating Severe Pulmonary Disease Linked to Vaping

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is currently investigating 193 cases of the lung disease reported in 22 states. (CA, CT, IL, IN, IA, MN, MI, NC, NJ, NM, NY, PA, TX, UT, WI, and additional states pending verification). These were reported between June 28th and August 20th of …

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Doctors Perform First Voice Box Reconstruction

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A team of doctors at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee, successfully created the world’s first voice box reconstruction. Cooper has breathed through a tracheostomy, a hole in his throat that extends into his windpipe since he was born because he was diagnosed with congenital high airway obstruction syndrome, …

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Mothers in Medicine

Physician mothers feel significant pressure in balancing careers and family especially since many institutions don’t have a culture that is ideal for Doctors who have personal care-giving and parenting responsibilities. “When women take time off for maternity leave, which they absolutely should, … because institutions don’t have sound policies about …

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Improving Doctor Nurse Partnership

In order to provide the best possible patient care, all members of the healthcare team must work in a collaborative manner. Physicians and Nurses are at the forefront of providing care, so their partnership is imperative. Nurses and Physicians can both improve their partnership by trying a few of these …

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