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Red Doctors and Blue Doctors. What about the Color Purple? | HospitalRecruiting.com

Red Doctors and Blue Doctors. What about the Color Purple? | HospitalRecruiting.com | Physician Articles, News, and Humor | Scoop.it
Politics is a very strange thing. It changes your friends and your enemies faster than the turnover in a schoolyard playground. It is a flawed system in which the disgruntled are tempted to think that the only people politicians represent are themselves. Like most responsible people, politicians are neither as bad as their detractors say nor as good as they themselves feel they are. A moral compass is usually there, but it is fragile because its needle is easily magnetized toward the politician him or herself.

Being a physician requires a crystal-clear moral compass because it’s too hard and too important of a job to do for just money. The labor, whether it’s cost efficient or not, is worth the satisfaction of doing one’s best while helping someone out the most. For doctors, their moral compass points to true North; for politicians, it sometimes points the way the wind is blowing.
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Pursuit of Happiness and a Healthy Lifestyle as a Resident Physician | Faith Coleman, M.D. 

Pursuit of Happiness and a Healthy Lifestyle as a Resident Physician | Faith Coleman, M.D.  | Physician Articles, News, and Humor | Scoop.it
Physician well-being has become high priority and high visibility. Concern about well-being is almost invariably coupled with concern for physician burnout. We see these concerns in almost every issue of every reputable medical journal. The attention is appropriate, essential, and long overdue. We preach the importance of prevention and risk management to our patients, but we are oblivious to our own needs for th
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Tales from the Trenches: A True Urologic Emergency | HospitalRecruiting.com

Tales from the Trenches: A True Urologic Emergency | HospitalRecruiting.com | Physician Articles, News, and Humor | Scoop.it
As a second-year resident with only a few weeks of urology experience, I was used to introducing myself whenever entering the ER, hoping to summon a façade of expertise and bravado that was not entirely familiar to me. However, on this occasion, as soon as I passed through the double doors of the ER, I was summoned urgently to the first trauma bays by a frantic looking ER attending. I walked by a very uncomfortable looking police officer standing just outside before entering the trauma bay to find the entire trauma team assembled next to the patient.
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Deeper Questions Physicians Should Ask During a Job Interview | by Mitchel Schwindt, M.D.

Deeper Questions Physicians Should Ask During a Job Interview | by Mitchel Schwindt, M.D. | Physician Articles, News, and Humor | Scoop.it
To paraphrase Tony Robbins, the quality of your questions determines the quality of your life.

Interviewing for a first attending job, considering a lateral move, or negotiating a contract all require poise, openness, and intuition to arrive at the desired end. 

As physicians, we are experts at teasing out the details necessary to make a diagnosis. Digging deeper is critical to saving lives. The same applies to our futures. 
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Alternative Careers & Side Hustles for Physicians | HospitalRecruiting.com

Alternative Careers & Side Hustles for Physicians | HospitalRecruiting.com | Physician Articles, News, and Humor | Scoop.it
To be clear, multiple streams of income does not necessarily mean multiple jobs. Your investment portfolio and real estate holdings may already serve as a great side gig. Rather, find opportunities that are enjoyable and do not usurp too much of your time, educational or financial resources. While stepping outside of clinical medicine may initially seem daunting, these side gigs not only boost income, but also offer leadership skills, increased work-life balance, a creative outlet and may even augment your ability to care for your patients.
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Therapeutic Presence | by Faith Coleman, M.D. 

Therapeutic Presence | by Faith Coleman, M.D.  | Physician Articles, News, and Humor | Scoop.it
Research shows that attitude and communication skills of the person delivering the bad news are important in determining the nature of a family’s grieving process, and in their ability to cope and recover.
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Musings from My Mentors | by Mitchel Schwindt, MD

Musings from My Mentors | by Mitchel Schwindt, MD | Physician Articles, News, and Humor | Scoop.it
Perhaps the quickest way to accelerate progress in life and career is to find a mentor. Another is to hire a coach. I did both. Here are a few lessons I learned along the way.
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Managing Patients with Big Shot Syndrome | HospitalRecruiting.com

Managing Patients with Big Shot Syndrome | HospitalRecruiting.com | Physician Articles, News, and Humor | Scoop.it
Self-restraint is one of the most-practiced and valuable skills in my repertoire. I stood in the exam room with her, hands in the pockets of my white coat. I was expressionless and silent while she ranted. I did not, (almost-irresistibly) tell her that this was not the behavior of a woman who was ready for motherhood.
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Tales from the Trenches – A Late Night in the ED | HospitalRecruiting.com

Tales from the Trenches – A Late Night in the ED | HospitalRecruiting.com | Physician Articles, News, and Humor | Scoop.it
Tonight began like any other night. I sleepily entered the back door near the trauma bay and was greeted by a man sprinting down the hallway wearing one shoe, tighty-whities, and sporting handcuffs attached to one wrist.
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Changing Times and Changing Minds – A Post for Future Physicians | HospitalRecruiting.com

Changing Times and Changing Minds – A Post for Future Physicians | HospitalRecruiting.com | Physician Articles, News, and Humor | Scoop.it
In my dad’s time, I know he did hysterectomies, appendectomies, vein stripping, colon surgery, proctology, and many other things that just having his diploma and a knife qualified him for. True, it was a pretty good diploma as diplomas go, but today we know that you can’t know everything about everything.
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3 Ways Physicians Can Decompress and Rejuvenate During Time Off | HospitalRecruiting.com

3 Ways Physicians Can Decompress and Rejuvenate During Time Off | HospitalRecruiting.com | Physician Articles, News, and Humor | Scoop.it
While there is not much that can be done to change the work day of a physician — how the provider copes with or responds to these stressful work conditions, can mean the difference between life and death. Maybe that is too extreme. However, what you do on your time off could determine whether you experience burnout or job satisfaction. Making the most of your days off can also contribute to the maintenance of mental stability and the avoidance of a nervous breakdown.
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Golden Hoops – Considering the True Costs of MOC and CME | HospitalRecruiting.com

Golden Hoops – Considering the True Costs of MOC and CME | HospitalRecruiting.com | Physician Articles, News, and Humor | Scoop.it
I hold out hope that education requirements for doctors will also adapt and consider the cost of continuous and life-long learning. Expensive doesn't mean better, and the data on the impact of CME requirements and practice competency are lagging. It seems that legislative imperatives and public opinion have found their way into state-mandated education for healthcare professionals. While there may be value, consideration of the real cost for those jumping through these hoops would be appreciated.
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Medical Research as a Career | HospitalRecruiting.com

Medical Research as a Career | HospitalRecruiting.com | Physician Articles, News, and Humor | Scoop.it
Of all the ways one can practice medicine, one of the most fulfilling is in research. Research medicine involves searching and re-searching for, as well as discovering, proving, and implementing, approaches and applications of the medical arts that will move
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9 Networking Tips Every Healthcare Provider Should Know | HospitalRecruiting.com

9 Networking Tips Every Healthcare Provider Should Know | HospitalRecruiting.com | Physician Articles, News, and Humor | Scoop.it

Providers. Physicians. Physician assistants. Nurse practitioners. Allied health professionals. No matter what type of medical position you’re in, tending to a network of colleagues pays off by attracting opportunities right to your doorstep. Keep reading to learn nine networking tips for healthcare professionals to build and nurture a network full of valuable contacts...

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After Chicago Mercy shooting doctors respond to NRA with #ThisIsOurLane tweets

"Hospitals are supposed to be places of healing, not death. Schools are supposed to be places of learning, not death. Churches are supposed to be places of worship, not death,” Eugene Gu, a surgeon and scientist, wrote on Twitter.

Via Peter Mellow
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6 Best Practices for Marketing a New Physician Practice | HospitalRecruiting.com

6 Best Practices for Marketing a New Physician Practice | HospitalRecruiting.com | Physician Articles, News, and Humor | Scoop.it
In competitive healthcare environments, building a new practice may feel like an uphill battle. Whether you are a provider starting out solo, or you are joining a group practice, it is not likely that patients will just show up knocking at the door. The reality is that in competitive marketplaces, patients today have a lot of options. Even with the support of a group or hospital practice, building a strong patient referral base can take an enormous amount of time and effort, and success rarely happens overnight.

Each practice is different, every market unique, and each specialty has its various challenges. There is not a “one size fits all” approach for how to successfully market a new physician practice. However, there are some basic strategies when implemented correctly that have proven effective
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Levity in Medicine | by Gerard Dileo, MD

Levity in Medicine | by Gerard Dileo, MD | Physician Articles, News, and Humor | Scoop.it
Is Medicine Fun? Does That Make It Funny?

Roller coasters are fun. Playing sports is fun. Neither is really funny. Like a roller coaster, the practice of medicine can be thrilling and unpredictable, rough or smooth. Like playing sports, to do it well, you have to know what you’re doing—be good at it.
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What Are the Biggest US Immigration Mistakes Made by Physicians? | HospitalRecruiting.com

What Are the Biggest US Immigration Mistakes Made by Physicians? | HospitalRecruiting.com | Physician Articles, News, and Humor | Scoop.it

The United States is a popular destination for physicians, thanks to its advanced healthcare system as well as an extremely high demand for medical professionals. Despite the shortage of trained and qualified physicians in the country, however, it isn’t easy for foreign medical school graduates to make it through the United States immigration system.

Here are 10 common mistakes made by physicians while immigrating to the U.S., and some tips on avoiding...

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Tips for Acing Your Residency Interview | HospitalRecruiting.com

Tips for Acing Your Residency Interview | HospitalRecruiting.com | Physician Articles, News, and Humor | Scoop.it
You need to convince them that you appreciate these things—common to all programs or particular to this one specifically—and then you need to convince them that you can give more than you get—that they will benefit from selecting you.
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Can Physicians Really Have It All? Work-life Balance in the Modern Era of Medicine | HospitalRecruiting.com

Can Physicians Really Have It All? Work-life Balance in the Modern Era of Medicine | HospitalRecruiting.com | Physician Articles, News, and Humor | Scoop.it
Whether or not physician work-life balance is possible, it is highly coveted. Younger generations of doctors (those 35 years old and younger) and an increasingly female workforce have spearheaded this movement towards balance. Women make up about half of all medical students and residents and many - along with an increasing number of their male colleagues - value raising a family and pursuing other life interests. While older generations accepted that the calling to become a physician would limit other areas of life, and the medical profession overall has a poor record of self-care, times are changing, and this newer generation is looking for a change.
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Trick Question: What’s the Answer to Drug Abuse? | by Gerard DeLio, MD

Trick Question: What’s the Answer to Drug Abuse? | by Gerard DeLio, MD | Physician Articles, News, and Humor | Scoop.it
From thousands of years ago to now, we harvested the opium poppy and eventually the morphine molecule to give the LC some competition. The LC tones down the pain signals initiated by injury, but narcotics, when they fill the opioid receptor site's on neurons, block the pain signals from registering at the brain level, and the LC’s response doesn’t even happen.
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Preparing Your Medical Practice for a Disaster | HospitalRecruiting.com

Preparing Your Medical Practice for a Disaster | HospitalRecruiting.com | Physician Articles, News, and Humor | Scoop.it
The year 2017 is remembered in infamy for its disasters: hurricanes, wildfires, blizzards, floods, heat waves, tornados, mudslides, mass shootings, school violence, terrorism, and more. What are the roles of physicians and their practices in disasters? What are their obligations? If a natural or man-made disaster shut down your office and wiped out your office records, would you know how to piece your practice back together and quickly start seeing patients again?
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Why Is EHR Interoperability So Difficult? | HospitalRecruiting.com

Why Is EHR Interoperability So Difficult? | HospitalRecruiting.com | Physician Articles, News, and Humor | Scoop.it
The point of the blame game isn’t to persecute the players, but to understand the dynamics of interoperability issues, in order to create solutions. Of the stakeholders, only policymakers have a clear, strong interest in promoting interoperability. They should ensure that cross-vendor interoperability isn’t prohibitively costly for EHR vendors and providers. Once the business case for interoperability outweighs the business case against it, both vendors and providers can pursue it without great harm to their bottom lines.
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AMA Guidelines for Gifts to Doctors | HospitalRecruiting.com

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"Companies in the pharmaceutical, medical device, and medical equipment industries often give physicians gifts. These gifts serve socially beneficial functions, such as funding for educational seminars and conferences. There has been growing concern, however, that some gifts may be costly..."

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Finding and Working with a Mentor | by Mitchel Schwindt, MD

Finding and Working with a Mentor | by Mitchel Schwindt, MD | Physician Articles, News, and Humor | Scoop.it
Having a mentor can make a massive difference in your career. You will be introduced to influential people outside your circle, rapidly gain knowledge, and accelerate professional development.

Data shows that young professionals who have mentors ultimately have higher career satisfaction, autonomy, and financial reward.

Don't have a mentor? What are you waiting for?
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