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.
Which specialties will be most affected by changing age demographics among doctors? That’s the question the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) asks in their latest survey of “Active Physicians by Age and Specialty”, which tallied up the results of 935,000 practicing physicians in the US. Where does your specialty fall on the list?
Despite many doing their research and learning all they can about the COVID-19 vaccine, patients may still come to you for more help. To assist your patients with their questions about the COVID-19 vaccine, here are 12 facts and insights shared by Sherita Golden, MD, MHS, chief diversity officer at Johns Hopkins Medicine, who specializes […]
Medscape surveyed 12,000 physicians for their 2021 Physician Lifestyle & Happiness Report and found that 82% of physicians were somewhat or very happy before the pandemic. Now, only 58% say they’re happy as the situation continues. There’s no question burnout is on the rise, but with a little effort, you can adapt your routine to […]
There are several reasons why the COVID-19 Delta variant – responsible for the COVID crisis in India – has public health experts and doctors concerned, including its transmissibility and disease severity. You likely already know the Delta “variant of concern” is more contagious than previous variants (denoted by the Greek alphabet), but here are five […]
Poker is a game of chance and strategy that demands many skills, whether it’s reading a situation, making the appropriate bet, dealing with difficult decisions, or dealing with uncertainty. All of these situations mirror the daily decisions doctors are required to make, and whether you’re a novice at the table or a regular player, here […]