• 28 states with full practice authority for NPs 

      While states like California continue to debate the scope of practice for nurse practitioners, many others have opted to allow NPs to practice without physician supervision. 
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    Behind the wheel, orthopedists speed more than physicians, but internists tend to get the most tickets, a study that examines the driving behaviors of physicians shows.
  • 3 reasons premed students should take an anthropology class

    Premed students may benefit from taking an anthropology course to better understand the nuanced social aspects of patient care, reports U.S. News & World Report.
  • Answer these 4 questions to improve practice performance

    At Allscripts, we understand through more than three decades of serving physician practices just how well you know the needs of your patients, and that raising the success of your practice requires much more than technology solutions.
  • ARNPs get another chance at independent practice in Florida

    A bill to establish independence for Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioners passed a committee in the Florida House of Representatives Dec. 11, according to WGCU, the local NPR station. 
  • Half of pediatric residents are burned out

    More than half of all pediatric residents display symptoms of burnout, according to a study published in Pediatrics.
  • Women are majority of med students for first time

    For the first time in history, women make up the majority of enrolled medical students, according to the Association of American Medical Colleges.
  • UT Health to add 200 GME slots

    The University of Texas at Tyler and the University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler, previously two distinct institutions, are integrating their administrative structures and adding 200 new graduate medical education slots in 2020.
  • US physicians fall behind international peers in care coordination

    American primary care providers are more siloed and less flexible than their counterparts abroad, according to a survey conducted by the Commonwealth Fund.
  • Study: Politics affect the moods of physicians

    Political events affect young physicians' moods, suggesting current events could impact patient care, according to a new study published by The BMJ.
  • NYC Health + Hospitals launches house call program for primary care

    New York City-based NYC Health + Hospitals on Dec. 5 launched a two-year pilot program for home-based primary care, targeted at patients who are frail and homebound.
  • Letter to the editor: Nurse practitioners are not 'mid-level' providers

    Fifteen physicians are expected to be let go from the suburban Edward-Elmhurst Hospital in the next year, as reported by Becker's Hospital Review. These physicians, who work in immediate care clinics, will be replaced by nurse practitioners.
  • 5 hospitals that gained, lost residency accreditations in 2019

    Numerous hospitals have either lost or won accreditation for physician residency programs from the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education this year.
  • Health Canada Grants Priority Review Status for Heron Therapeutics' New Drug Submission for HTX-011 for Management of Postoperative Pain

    Heron Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: HRTX), a commercial-stage biotechnology company focused on improving the lives of patients by developing best-in-class treatments to address some of the most important unmet patient needs, today announced that Heron's New Drug Submission (NDS) for HTX-011 for the management of postoperative pain was granted Priority Review status and accepted by Health Canada. 
  • Northwell Health affiliates with 600-physician group

    New York's largest health system, Northwell Health, and its largest independent medical group, CareMount Medical, are joining forces with a clinical affiliation agreement announced Dec. 10.
  • 3 in 4 female physicians experience discrimination — 4 notes 

    Most female physicians (more than 75 percent) have experienced some form of gender discrimination, including wage discrimination, according to a survey from physician search firm Merritt Hawkins.
  • Tufts removes Sackler name from medical school

    After much deliberation, Tufts University will immediately begin removing the Sackler name from its Boston-based medical school due to the family's link to the opioid crisis, the university announced Dec. 5.
  • ChenMed to add 20 physician practices in 2020

    ChenMed will add 20 new practices to its network in 2020, the Miami-based primary care provider for at-risk seniors said Dec. 3.
  • 4% of medical students come from rural areas, study finds

    Students from rural areas are grossly underrepresented in medical schools, according to a study published in Health Affairs.
  • Edward-Elmhurst to replace physicians with midlevel providers at immediate care sites

    Due to budget constraints, Chicago-area health system Edward-Elmhurst Health reportedly plans to lay off 15 physicians from its immediate care clinics next year and replace them with nurse practitioners, sources told Becker's Hospital Review.

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