Monthly Archives: August 2018

Which residency programs should I apply to (and how many)?

12 Shares Share Tweet Share The summer is an exciting time for fourth-year medical students. By this point in the year, many fourth-years have decided on a specialty to pursue, are traveling to new institutions for away rotations, and starting to work on their residency application via the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). Since I … Continue reading

Which residency programs should I apply to (and how many)?

12 Shares Share Tweet Share The summer is an exciting time for fourth-year medical students. By this point in the year, many fourth-years have decided on a specialty to pursue, are traveling to new institutions for away rotations, and starting to work on their residency application via the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). Since I … Continue reading

How to be aware of patients’ non-medical needs

26 Shares Share Tweet Share “It kind of strips you of any pride that you have. It was very humbling.” As a care manager, Mary helps patients follow their care plans by coordinating medical visits and community resource referrals, but this was the first time Mary shadowed one of her patients out in the community. … Continue reading

How to be aware of patients’ non-medical needs

26 Shares Share Tweet Share “It kind of strips you of any pride that you have. It was very humbling.” As a care manager, Mary helps patients follow their care plans by coordinating medical visits and community resource referrals, but this was the first time Mary shadowed one of her patients out in the community. … Continue reading

10 ways to make residency less stressful

406 Shares Share Tweet Share The upgraded responsibility and authority given to starting residents is both a blessing and a curse. Suddenly, the need for co-signatures vanishes. There is greater autonomy in clinical practice. Residents get paid. However, residency can also be a time of significant stress. Residents are forced to navigate the demands of … Continue reading

10 ways to make residency less stressful

406 Shares Share Tweet Share The upgraded responsibility and authority given to starting residents is both a blessing and a curse. Suddenly, the need for co-signatures vanishes. There is greater autonomy in clinical practice. Residents get paid. However, residency can also be a time of significant stress. Residents are forced to navigate the demands of … Continue reading

Why this physician quit her job

118 Shares Share Tweet Share So last week, I did the bravest thing I have done in a very long time — I quit my job. Yes, I put in my 60-day notice. This was my dream job post service in the U.S. Air Force. I had dreamed of working in this establishment for months … Continue reading

Why this physician quit her job

118 Shares Share Tweet Share So last week, I did the bravest thing I have done in a very long time — I quit my job. Yes, I put in my 60-day notice. This was my dream job post service in the U.S. Air Force. I had dreamed of working in this establishment for months … Continue reading

Are Medicare procedure payments in jeopardy?

8 Shares Share Tweet Share While hundreds of doctors have submitted (mostly unfavorable) comments to CMS on the proposed evaluation and management changes, there are other issues which seem to be receiving much less attention than they deserve. And one of those may hit physicians who perform procedures in the wallet. In 2015, Congress asked … Continue reading

Are Medicare procedure payments in jeopardy?

8 Shares Share Tweet Share While hundreds of doctors have submitted (mostly unfavorable) comments to CMS on the proposed evaluation and management changes, there are other issues which seem to be receiving much less attention than they deserve. And one of those may hit physicians who perform procedures in the wallet. In 2015, Congress asked … Continue reading