10 Steps To Prepare For A Job Interview
America’s fastest area of job growth is in healthcare. But this does not mean that any job you interview for is going to be guaranteed. That is why it is essential for you to be well prepared for the interview. A job interview is your chance to show a prospective employer what type of employee they’d be getting if you were hired. Preparation means knowing about the industry, the employer, and yourself. It means paying attention to details like personal appearance, punctuality, and d...
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Patient Self Diagnosis and its Impact On Physicians
As online media publishing and online health information have become more widespread, the number of people turning to websites for health-related information continues to grow. According to a study conducted by the American Clinical and Climatological Association, medical knowledge is growing exponentially. In the 1980s it doubled every seven years. The current rate of expansion is so rapid that by 2020 this data is expected to double every 73 days. This is a boon for the public, particularly a...
Oct 25, 2019 READ MORE >>
5 Overlooked Medical Careers
When people consider a profession in healthcare, the first thing that comes to mind is doctors and nurses. As medicine continues to advance, the need for various healthcare specialists has developed. However, these jobs, because they are not on the forefront, are easily overlooked. What are some of these lesser-known healthcare careers? Medical Dosimetrist Medical Dosimetrists typically work in a hospital or cancer center as part of a radiation oncology team to help treat cancer patients via ra...
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5 Medical Specialties For Introverts
Can an introverted/shy person have a successful career in the medical field? The answer is yes. You just have to factor your introversion into deciding what to specialize in. Some of the qualities of an introvert include their listening skills, observation skills, and their ability to thoughtfully process information before providing feedback. With this in mind, what are some medical careers for introverts? Radiologist Radiologists use specialized equipment (X-rays, ultrasounds, MRIs, CTs for e...
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How to Handle Negative Patient Reviews
You've just received notification of a new patient review. It's a negative one. What do you do? Take a deep breath and avoid the impulse to immediately respond to the review. Reflect on who the patient is; take your time in formulating a considered response. Whatever you do, don’t ignore the negative review. Bad online ratings can wreak havoc on a doctors’ business. According to the Pew Research Center, 77% of consumers say they use online reviews as the first step in findin...
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When Patients Record Medical Visits
A recent Dartmouth Institute study found that nearly 1 in 5 patients have recorded a clinical visit, and more than 3 in 5 are interested in doing so in the future. Fewer than 1 in 20 patients reported recording clinical visits without physician permission, but nearly 1 in 10 said they would consider doing so in the future. While some doctors embrace this trend, most doctors and healthcare clinics have expressed concern about the ownership of recordings and their potential to be used in complain...
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Work Visas For Foreign Doctors
The most common visa used by international medical graduates (IMGs) to participate in U.S. programs of graduate medical education (GME) is the J-1 Visa. Upon completion of training in the U.S., J-1 visa holders must return to their home country for a period of two years to transmit the knowledge they gained in the U.S. The only exception to the 2-year home residence requirement is to receive a waiver from an interested government agency (IGA). Once a waiver is obtained, the employer is required...
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Physician Shortage Persists
According to the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), by 2032, the United States will see a shortage of up to nearly 122,000 physicians as demand continues to grow faster than supply. “Even with new ways of delivering care, America’s doctor shortage continues to remain real and significant,” said Darrel G. Kirch, M.D., AAMC’s president and CEO. The major factor driving demand for physicians continues to be a growing, aging population. Plus, one-third of activ...
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Employment Outlook For Dentists
The U.S. News & World Report’s 2018 best job rankings had Dentists in the number two position, second only to Software Developer, and ahead of other professions in the healthcare field. Overall employment of dentists is projected to grow 19% from 2016 to 2026, much faster than the average of all occupations. The demand for dental services will increase as the population ages and as research continues to link oral health to overall health. Also, the growing popularity of cosmetic denti...
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Physicians Marrying Physicians: Challenges and Benefits
According to the American Medical Association (AMA), about 40% of physicians are likely to marry another physician or health care professional (HCP). There are both challenges and benefits of being in a two-physician relationship. With about 50% of physicians reporting burnout, it means that many dual physician households are at increased risk that one or both will experience burnout. Challenges also include dealing with medical student-loan debt and in the case of physicians with young familie...
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