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News briefs

Is it time for a new physician specialty?

Is it time for a new physician specialty? TWO JAMA VIEWPOINT WRITERS argue that a new physician specialty is now emerging: that of medical virtualist....

Bad news on physician burnout

Two-thirds of U.S. physicians feel burned out BAD NEWS for U.S. medicine: Nearly two-thirds of U.S. physicians say they feel burned out, depressed or both,...

Who most regrets their decision to go into medicine?

YOUNG PATHOLOGISTS and anesthesiologists were the most likely to say they regret their choice of specialty. According to a survey of more than 3,500...

“Public health crisis”: The latest on physician burnout

PHYSICIAN BURNOUT has been in the news in a big way, and most— but not all—of the news is bad. The biggest headlines went...
Physician burnout

The high cost of physician burnout

Published in the June/July 2019 issue of Today's Physician Physician burnout costs
 close to $5 billion a year 
PHYSICIAN BURNOUT is in the news again, this...
raising debt for physicians

Two-thirds of physicians have med school loans

A NEW SURVEY found that two-thirds of doctors have medical school debt, with 80% facing more than $100,000 in loans. The survey of more than...
Emergency medicine codes

Medicare simplifies E/M office visit codes

THERE MAY BE good news on the horizon when it comes to physician reimbursements and the burden of documentation. Physician groups like the AMA and...

How is your mental health during the pandemic?

November 18, 2020 How is your mental health during the pandemic? Several articles in this week’s press paint a dismal picture of not only the country’s...

Editor's Choice

Editor's note

Career planning: never too soon

WHAT KIND OF CAREER do you want after residency? If you're still in your second year of training, you may think it's too early...

Finding locum work

WHEN IT COMES TO working locum tenens, one of the biggest questions most physicians have is this: Will they be able to find regular...

Your first contract: Do you know what it really says?

THE CONTRACT says that your first job will be paid according to an RVU compensation plan with a two-year income guarantee. Do you have...

Dress for success (and what not to wear on your interview)

CONSIDER THE JOB CANDIDATE who showed up in a rural community in a suit and tie even though he was told dress would be...

Is a resident stipend right for you?

AS YOU LOOK AHEAD to your first job, you've probably noticed that some organizations offer "resident stipends." The details around resident stipends vary, but...