Category Archives: Physician Careers

The Future of Primary Care

With the latest election, the future of healthcare, and specifically primary care, in the United States has become increasingly more uncertain. Things like, changing from a fee-for-service to value-based care, new regulatory requirements, and moving more from independent practices to larger healthcare systems have left primary care physicians (PCPs) unsure of what’s to come and how they will be affected. Additionally,…
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Why Do Doctors and Hospitals Choose Locum Tenens Staffing?

While the concept of locum tenens staffing is a few decades old, its popularity among physicians and facilities alike has increased over time. Today, the healthcare industry relies heavily on locum tenens physicians and nurses. Many doctors choose locum tenens to gain a broader experience in different facilities around the country and have the option to…
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Healthcare Service Jobs on the Rise

While no single factor is responsible, certain things, such as the Affordable Care Act or an aging population, have greatly contributed to the huge growth in healthcare service jobs. Since the Great Recession, healthcare jobs have continued to climb. However, while healthcare service jobs don't always go down when other jobs do, they also go up much faster…
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Dr. Moms: Six Things You Need in Your Toolbox

As a Dr. Mom, you know all about multitasking. From taking kids to school and extracurricular activities, making sure homework is done, preparing meals, along with a laundry list of other household duties (not to mention being a busy physician on top of it all!), you've got a lot on your plate. Luckily, there are a…
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Physician Coaching With KevinMD

Many of you may know Kevin Pho, MD for his stories and insight surrounding today's hottest healthcare topics on KevinMD.com, but did you know that he is also an accomplished social media coach? Through his extensive experience in both medicine and physician coaching, Kevin knows the things that matter to today's physicians, like defining your online reputation, growing…
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Beat Burnout By Doing These 5 Things

Burnout knows no age. Many physicians, not matter what stage of their career they're in, can begin to feel the effects of burnout as early as shortly after their fellowship. It's a sad day when a physician decides they no longer want to practice medicine, but that is exactly what this doctor decided right out of her…
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10 Signs You Need a Scribe

Even though physicians are spending countless hours documenting in EHR systems, many still feel like they are always behind on their charting. This can have a negative impact on physicians' academic careers, relationships with hospital administration, and even their relationships with their family. Luckily, having a medical scribe can help alleviate some of the pressure, and allow…
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Residents, Pay Attention to this ACGME Guideline Change

Beginning July 1st, 2017, the updated Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) Common Program Requirements will take effect. Changes made will include increasing the maximum amount of continuous hours worked from 16 to 24, and requiring all residency programs in the country to ensure both post-call rooms and transportation options for residents who may…
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Financial Mistakes Doctors Should Avoid

Sometimes, it's better to learn from the mistakes of others rather than have to experience them yourself. A recent thread on the doctor social media site, Sermo, revealed a number of financial mistakes other physicians have made over their careers. From getting ripped off by shady financial planners, to unknowingly overpaying for legal advice, their stories may…
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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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