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Physicians in US Congress
It may not come as a surprise that there are so many doctors running for politics given that healthcare is a major legislative priority. According to the Patients Action Network of the American Medical Association, 19 doctors are currently serving in the 118th Congress. The task ahead for these 19 congressional representatives will be challenging. The AMA is concentrated on stopping Medicare payment cuts and implementing prior authorization reform among the myriad healthcare concerns facing the nation.
All Specialties January 23rd 2023
Talking About Trainee Treatment
Today’s understanding is that “pimping” on rounds and similar tactics tend to inhibit rather than promote learning. Yet residents and fellows, and to a lesser extent medical students, continue to complain of demeaning interactions in medical learning environments. Icahn School of Medicine instituted a system to take in reports of such behavior in an attempt to improve the educational environment there. In their model, the instructor is informed that an individual perceived a degrading interaction. The purpose is to allow the instructor to be aware and make changes as needed. But institutions who want to follow the example of the school need to be prepared to allocate the needed resources to do this follow up if the system is to have any benefit.
All Specialties January 10th 2023
7 Reasons Doctors Are Leaving Medicine
The pandemic has caused doctors stress, financial loss, and other issues, (approximately 8% of doctors (representing about 16,000 practices) closed their doors in 2020), but physician dissatisfaction with the profession has been an issue for years. According to a 2018 survey, 54% of those polled were thinking about retiring in the next five years (including 30% of those under 50). Why? What are the primary reasons that so many doctors want to retire?
All Specialties December 12th 2022
A Remedy for the Federally Funded Physician Shortage
Around 82% of residency programs in the US subsist on federal funding. The Balanced Budget Act of 1997 capped the number of federally funded residency spots at 100,000 and the only adjustment since then has been a 1% increase. At least eight bills to address the issue have been put forward in Congress but none have passed.
All Specialties November 29th 2022
Real Talk: I Quit Medicine and Regretted It
What is missing for Dr. Kristen Fuller now? Preserving life. Teaching sufferers and their families about chronic illness. Assisting individuals in changing their lifestyles to lead healthier lives. Observing patients make a full recovery from severe illness. The instinctive knowledge that she was making the world a better place. What doesn’t she miss? The way society views doctors, extreme stress, burnout, sleepless nights, emotional toll, and administrative work.
All Specialties November 14th 2022