• Ethical resource allocation in the age of COVID-19: 6 tips

    In the midst of pandemics, healthcare workers face a wide array of pressures, including the pressure to ensure they are making ethical decisions with regard to resources in the face of a crisis.
  • Op-ed: Physicians on frontline of COVID-19 fight are preparing their wills

    Faced with the harsh reality of working on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic, many physicians are preparing their wills, according to a March 26 editorial written by Bari Weiss, an opinion writer for The New York Times.
  • 6 physician stress-management tips from AMA

    Healthcare workers at the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic are bearing the brunt of the crisis.
  • NYU medical school allowing students to graduate early to fight COVID-19

    New York University's medical school is making the unprecedented move of allowing students to graduate a few months early to join the battle against COVID-19, according to New York Daily News.
  • 10 physicians' creative workarounds for PPE shortages

    Using snorkel masks in lieu of respirators, drones to drop off testing kits and mobilizing the community to sew reusable masks are some of the ideas physicians have proposed to address the personal protective equipment shortage during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • US physicians turn to overseas peers for COVID-19 advice

    As U.S. physicians and hospitals brace for the surge in COVID-19 patients, they are turning to their counterparts in foreign countries already hard hit by the new coronavirus, according to STAT.
  • 'Courage alone won't be enough': Advice from an emergency physician who fought Ebola

    As the coronavirus pandemic intensifies in the U.S. and across the world, healthcare providers must get enough rest, remember to eat and know that "courage alone won't be enough," an emergency physician wrote in an article for STAT.
  • First 'single match' in history results in largest residency Match Day ever

    Match Day 2020 was historic, not only because it was the largest on record, but also because it was the first "single match," which means it was the first time that all allopathic (MD) and osteopathic (DO) applicants participated in one matching program, according to the National Resident Matching Program.
  • Longtime UW Medicine pathology professor dies from COVID-19

    Stephen Schwartz, MD, PhD, a professor in the University of Washington School of Medicine's pathology department, died March 17 after being hospitalized with COVID-19. He was 78 years old.
  • Nearly half of surveyed primary care practices say they don't have capacity for COVID-19 testing

    A new weekly survey of primary care practices on their response to the coronavirus pandemic showed that 46 percent of respondents have no capacity to test patients for COVID-19. 
  • Physicians take drastic measures to protect families from coronavirus

    Physicians, nurses and other hospital workers nationwide are taking extreme precautions to protect themselves and their family members from COVID-19, reports The Boston Globe.
  • Start life support machine early for severe COVID-19 patients, Chinese physicians say

    Physicians from China stressed the importance of starting extracorporeal membrane oxygenation early when treating severe cases of COVID-19, during a March 19 webinar sponsored by the American College of Cardiology, MedPage Today reports.
  • Primary care recruitment: How 3 organizations are moving the needle

    Effectively recruiting primary care physicians amid shortages in many U.S. areas has become even more crucial as hospitals look to increase their workforce in preparation for large surges of COVID-19 patients. Worries about staffing shortages are also emerging as the virus could sicken employees and take them out of the workforce. To attract the best talent, healthcare organizations must develop unique methods. 
  • Schools canceling events, students celebrating virtually this Match Day

    Match Day — the day medical students across the country learn where they will be doing their residencies — will be more virtual this year than usual, according to MedPage Today.
  • 10 medical schools with the lowest acceptance rates

    Florida State University accepted the lowest percentage of applicants to its medical school in fall 2019, according to a U.S. News & World Report short list.
  • Canceled on-site training for nurses, med students could delay critically needed help

    As U.S. hospitals cancel clinical rotations for student nurses and medical students amid the coronavirus pandemic, they could be delaying their entry into the healthcare workforce at a critically needed time, Kaiser Health News reported.
  • 6 goals to pursue to curb clinician burnout

    Thirty-five percent to 54 percent of U.S. nurses and physicians show significant symptoms of burnout, according to a report by the National Academy of Medicine.
  • Viewpoint: Gynecology is not 'women's work'

    Many people in the healthcare industry still view gynecology as "women's work," which has harmful financial and personal consequences for female physicians, Sarah Temkin, MD, a gynecologic oncologist in Maryland, wrote in an op-ed in STAT.
  • How Emanate Health's residency program aims to address the physician shortage

    For anyone in the healthcare industry, knowledge about the shortage of physicians isn't a surprise. For years, healthcare professionals across the nation have been waving the flag and advocating for investments in the physician workforce in order to meet the growing demands of patient volume and quality care. It's up to regional health systems to develop and maintain residency programs to help combat this shortage. Our mission as a regional health system is to prevent this massive scale conundrum from impacting the care we provide by making a commitment to talent and retention.
  • Massachusetts providers sign open letter against assisted suicide

    More than 100 physicians, registered nurses and physicians assistants in Massachusetts signed an open letter opposing legislation to legalize assisted suicide in the state.

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