BMJ’s investigation findings raise questions about data integrity and regulatory oversight concerning Pfizer’s vaccine trial. A regional director told the BMJ that Pfizer falsified data, unblinded patients, employed inadequately trained vaccinators, and was slow to follow up on adverse events reported in the pivotal phase III trial.
As a physician, you improvise every day but may not even realize it. From interpreting non-verbal cues to dealing with unexpected twists in a case, improv is critical. And research shows that taking some classes for the skill enhances communication, improves diagnostic accuracy, boosts patient satisfaction, and reduces physicians’ stress. So, what are you waiting […]
Vaccinations are up and COVID-19 cases continue to decline, but healthcare will forever be changed by the pandemic. The telehealth revolution is upon us, and health disparities are finally being addressed. Doctors and patients are working together to define what constitutes “necessary” healthcare. Discover what else the future holds for healthcare in a post-pandemic world.
Your identity as a physician is tough to get away from when you step away from the profession. Still, retirement is a unique opportunity that can take you in a completely different direction or provide new opportunities in medicine. From part-time locum tenens work to medical editing or writing, here are some ideas if you’re […]
This 2020 Physician Specialty Data Report by the Association of American Medical Colleges identifies the most and least active physicians when considering patient care, teaching, and research. The top 10 active specialties are the usual suspects and only showed minor growth since 2014, but the least active specialties all grew by double digits.
This 2020 survey of more than 2,600 medical students reveals some interesting insights into the current cadre of medical students: insights regarding everything from business interests to waning empathy to the impact of COVID-19 on their training. Check out the full results, both the good and the bad – and sometimes, the ugly.
Simone Gold, MD, JD, a California doctor, and founder of America’s Frontline Doctors who has touted the benefits of hydroxychloroquine and raised unfounded concerns about the COVID-19 vaccines, admitted to the Washington Post that she joined the mob that stormed the Capitol last Wednesday. She added that she followed a crowd inside the building and […]
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