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Busy Physicians: You, Too, Can Make Time For Vacation

As a busy physician, life can get pretty hectic at times. During peak busier seasons at your private practice or hospital group, you've probably thought to yourself, "Wow, I could really use a vacation." However, many physicians avoid taking time off. In fact, a recent study found that only 45% of Americans use all of…
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New Policy to Address EHR Demands

A recent study of physician EHR documentation shows physicians are spending less time with patients than anticipated. Researchers analyzed EHR data and found that, on average, physicians spend half their clinical time on EHR documentation, much more than previously thought. Policymakers and physicians have voiced their concerns regarding less face-to-face interactions between patients and physicians, however, evidence shows…
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Longer Shifts Now OK for New Physicians

For the past six years, first-year resident physicians have been limited to 16-hour shifts. However, beginning in July, this will change when 24-hour shifts will once again be allowed for new physicians, plus an additional 4 hours if necessary. This new rule is meant to give training programs more flexibility, eliminate abrupt handoffs of patients,…
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Expand Your Medical Career As a Locums Physician

Combining locum tenens with your regular practice responsibilities can be a highly beneficial means to enhance your medical career. Because assignments differ greatly in location and length, it’s easy to find something that caters to your busy schedule. Locum tenens work not only gives you the opportunity to gain additional professional experience, but also work with new…
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Patients Aren’t the Only Ones Turning to Dr. Google

That's right - a recent survey found that nearly half of medical and premedical students look to Google first for answers when researching medical topics, while only 7% turn to a print textbook. Of the 180 students surveyed, 83% said that confirming a source's credibility was one of the main challenges when searching for medical…
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Top Five Physician Blogs to Follow

Each day we're met with a steady influx of information from various news outlets, the internet, social media, and television. As a busy physician, your time is precious, so when you do get a free moment, it's important to read about things that matter most to you. From the robust, candid commentary of KevinMD, to the…
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Dr. Moms: Find Work-Life Fulfillment With These Four R’s

As a physician and a mother, both are important parts of who you are and your personal identity. Each job has its own unique set of responsibilities, and juggling both can be overwhelming. If if you struggle to find the right work-life balance in your busy schedule, there are certain things you can do to help…
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What You Need to Know About CME for 2017

In order to maintain a medical license, CME, or Continuing Medical Education, is often required. It's important to keep up with the latest innovations in medicine in order to provide the best care to your patients, and CME helps healthcare professionals do just that. Because Continuing Medical Education programs are geared towards specific areas of…
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Fifty Percent of Physicians Admit Bias

According to Medscape's Lifestyle Report 2017, fifty percent of physicians admit that they hold biases about certain patient groups, but only 16 percent said that it got in the way of patient care. Different factors like weight and intelligence can cause feelings of bias towards patients. However, according to the study, not all biases had…
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Need a Little Travel Inspiration? Follow These Five Instgrammers

Perfect for those who have been bit by the wanderlust bug, locum tenens gives physicians the chance to combine two passions: medicine and travel. As a locum tenens physician, you get to enjoy medicine without borders and travel to parts of the country, or even the world, you may have never thought possible. For those days…
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