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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
The End of the Beginning—Lessons From the First 10 Years as an Oncologist
An oncologist reflects on his last decade as a physician and what he’s learning through the art of oncology — the daily practice that is outside the latest data and is often not explicitly taught in fellowship — that has become ever more important and gratifying. Age, a changing work environment, a pandemic and telemedicine, reports of physician burnout, and colleagues leaving practice — all part of the daily routine. Here, the oncologist shares a few key rules that that have helped and sustained his practice.
Hematology December 21st 2021
Hospital Slapped With Lawsuit Over Horrifying Attack on Resident
A second-year psychiatry resident filed a lawsuit in June 2021 against the Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadelphia for gross and corporate negligence, stemming from an attack in February 2021 in which the resident was repeatedly stabbed in the face reportedly by a patient wielding a lunch-tray metal knife and sharp pen.
Hospitalist December 20th 2021
Getting Into Medical School is Getting Harder – Despite Doctor Shortages
Fewer than half (41%) of people who apply to medical school get accepted. Today’s acceptance rate is the lowest it’s ever been, even though people submit an average of 17 applications each to medical schools. Why such a low acceptance rate? One reason is that more people are applying to medical school than ever before. In 2019, before the pandemic, more than 53,000 people applied to U.S. medical schools, a 25% increase over the past decade. The lack of acceptance into medical school comes as the country is forecast to be short as many as 131,300 doctors in the coming 10 years, according to the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC).
Allergy & Immunology December 6th 2021