• Sutter fills 100% of residency openings in record match year

    Sacramento, Calif.-based Sutter Health has filled all of its residency openings in what the organization claims is a record for the upcoming year. 
  • 6 notes on talking to patients about an unknown diagnosis

    Nearly 25 million Americans are living with a rare disease or disorder, according to the Undiagnosed Diseases Network. A result that comes back as an unknown diagnosis is something physicians may struggle to explain to patients for fear of losing their trust, Medscape reports.
  • 'A true AI revolution feels out of reach': Why this physician is wary

    The rise of artificial intelligence systems such as ChatGPT have many speculating about its use in medicine, and Benjamin Mazer, MD, an assistant professor of pathology at Baltimore-based Johns Hopkins University, sees a future where AI becomes a new way to bill patients.
  • To solve nurse staffing woes, start by embracing platform technology as a connector.

    Nurses demand more flexible schedules. See how hospitals can deliver on this promise — while lowering labor costs — here.
  • Now is the Time

    With free, evidence-based training and wraparound support from Upstream, Dr. Chinwe Efuribe can offer a full range of contraceptive care — and help her patients achieve their goals. Watch her story, and see how your patients’ outcomes can improve. Now is the time to expand access to contraception. Let’s Upstream it together.   
  • 9 initiatives emerging from the physician burnout crisis

    A physician burnout crisis has emerged that has widespread implications for clinicians and patients alike. Not only is it causing national staff shortage issues, but burnout is changing the profession and the industry.
  • Emergency medicine sees tough Match Week

    Residency match results are rolling in for 2023, and an unprecedented number of emergency medicine positions — 555 — are unfilled. 
  • 3 ways a Kaiser Permanente physician aims to restore joy in medicine

    A California medical group created a simple strategy that aims to restore joy and meaning to medicine.
  • New York physician dies in snowmobile crash

    Mark Funt, MD, a New York physician, died in a snowmobile crash March 10, the Village Times Herald reported.
  • The health crisis hospitals can't afford to ignore, per AMA's president

    A burnout crisis has emerged among physicians that has widespread implications for clinicians and patients alike, Jack Resneck Jr., MD, American Medical Association president, wrote in an article March 9 on the organization's website. He added that changes must begin at the health system level.
  • Viewpoint: Why physicians are turning to side hustles

    The world of medicine is changing, and more physicians are turning to side hustles as an outlet and safety net, Peter Kim, MD, an anesthesiologist who started a blog to help other physicians start side businesses, wrote March 9.
  • Kaiser exec: 3 ways to ease healthcare workforce shortage

    As the nation's hospitals and health systems continue to seek solutions to an ongoing shortage of healthcare workers, Anthony Barrueta, the senior vice president of government relations for Kaiser, says simply focusing on hiring is not enough.
  • 8 states considering scope of practice changes

    Eight states are considering changes to advanced practitioners' scope of practice and practice requirements to address the ongoing staffing crisis.
  • Viewpoint: Improve physician resiliency with a 'badness' plan

    "Badness" events build the invisible graveyard of every physician's career, but with a plan, physicians can be prepared to manage emotional distress, Maryna Mammoliti, MD, wrote in a March 5 post on Medpage Today's kevinmd.com.
  • Access to healthcare in New Mexico is 'drying up'

    New data reveals that New Mexico is in need of nearly 10,000 healthcare workers — ranging from physicians to nurses — in order to "bring the state up to national standards," Searchlight New Mexico found.
  • 23% of physicians are depressed, survey finds

    Nearly a quarter of U.S. physicians have symptoms of depression, yet many are hesitant to seek professional help, according to Medscape's ''Physician Burnout Report'' published March 3.
  • Tampa General Hospital receives international recognition for safety

    Tampa General Hospital in Florida announced March 2 that it has received international qualifications in two key areas from the DNV, a global certification, assurance and risk management provider.
  • 27% of physicians in Massachusetts to leave medicine in 2 years

    The Massachusetts Medical Society surveyed 500 physicians, finding some "not wholly surprising but distressing" news, WBUR reported March 2.
  • States slow to adopt 'physician associate' term

    The American Academy of Physician Associates adopted the title "physician associate" for the PA profession in May 2021. At the time, it acknowledged there would be a significant number of regulatory requirements that needed to be put in place before the new title would be broadly adopted.
  • How physicians can partner with 'Dr. Google'

    The use of the internet for medical information was only accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic, leading to more conflicting and erroneous advice for patients to be confused by in some cases, according to a March 2 article by the Association of American Medical Colleges.
  • A rising tide to change credentialing questions on physician mental health

    Credentialing applications for physicians have long included a question about whether or not they had ever received mental healthcare. Now some are advocating for that question's removal.