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Medical Schools Need To Cut Their Cutthroat Culture

The United States will be short 120,000 doctors by the end of next decade, according to the latest research from the Association of American Medical Colleges.

9 Physician Specialties See Jump In Compensation

Physicians in nine specialties saw increases in total cash compensation from 2017 to 2018, with those specializing in general cardiology seeing the biggest jump in pay, according to a recent survey.

How Physicians Should Respond To The Words, I'm Depressed

My response to a colleague who says, “I am depressed,” is critical for many reasons. As doctors have tough masks, it has been difficult for my colleague to disclose this. Due to mental illness stigma in the medical profession, this doctor may have been suffering quietly for some time and could be at risk, perhaps self-medicating with antidepressants, benzodiazepines or alcohol.

Hospital-Owned Physician Practices Increased 128% In Almost 6 Years, Study Finds

The number of hospital-owned physician practices increased from 35,700 in July 2012 to 80,000 in January 2018, according to a recent study.

How Physicians Can Develop Their Emotional Intelligence

If you’ve browsed the internet recently, you probably have noticed the #10YearChallenge social media trend that has taken over our news feeds. The phenomena have individuals comparing a current photo of themselves, to their former self ten years ago. As I thought about how well (or not) I’ve aged over time, it got me thinking about the two most important advice I would give my younger self (knowing what I know now).

What Physicians Can Learn From Anthropologists

Since the passing of the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act in 2009, it has been said that health tech would dramatically revolutionize health care and the patient experience. Advocates have claimed time and time again that it would advance disease diagnosis capabilities, improve patient outcomes, and increase patient satisfaction.

A New Idea about How Cancer Begins

Cells, the units of life that compose our bodies, are able to make copies of themselves to help us grow, fight disease and recover from injuries. Cells have built-in mechanisms that maintain the fidelity of transmission of genetic information from one generation to the next, and to control cell division in a timely manner, allowing our bodies to build or rebuild various tissues.

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