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5 Stats to Know About Medical Student Life and Education

Posted by Anna Mueller, MS on Nov 20, 2018 7:30:00 AM

The decision to attend medical school can involve many factors. Medscape spoke with 2,400 residents about what made them want to study medicine as well as their experiences during their education. Here is a look at five interesting stats from Medscape’s Medical Student Life & Education Report.

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Topics: medical education

Residency Bullying: What You Need To Know

Posted by Roger DeLong, CP, PE, MBA on Nov 14, 2018 7:30:00 AM

When you hear the word “bullying,” you probably imagine school-age children taunting each other in class, or young adults maligning each other behind the mask of social media. The last thing you’d consider is
the treatment of medical students completing 
hospital rounds—but
residency bullying is all too real, and it’s more widespread than you may think. 
A surprising 42 percent of U.S. medical students in their final year of school reported experiencing harassment, and 84 percent reported being belittled, according to a study published by the British Medical Journal.

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Topics: learning environment, professional behavior, treatment of medical students, medical school, medical education, residency bullying

How Hospital Changes Are Affecting Private Practices

Posted by Tim Callahan on Nov 12, 2018 7:30:00 AM

Will private practices become obsolete?

It’s not impossible, according to a report from the Health Care Cost Institute. Data show visits to primary care physician practices declined 18 percent between 2012 to 2016. And with rising business costs, changes to reimbursement plans and evolving regulations, not to mention patients flocking to urgent care centers and clinics, it's no surprise medical practice owners are concerned.

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Topics: physician practices, health system, employed physician, medical practice, healthcare

7 Qualities of an Effective Medical Leader Should Possess

Posted by Roger DeLong, CP, PE, MBA on Nov 7, 2018 7:30:00 AM

Think of someone you consider a great leader. Maybe a former manager, coach, mentor or just someone in your social circles who always seems to take charge naturally.
What about this person 
makes them the right fit for a leadership role? Generally, it’s not one thing, but a collection of attributes that primes someone to lead.

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Topics: successful leaders, good leaders, leadership skills, leadership traits

7 of the Most Influential U.S. Physicians and Healthcare Leaders

Posted by Anna Mueller, MS on Nov 7, 2018 7:30:00 AM

As a physician, your work is inherently influential:

You profoundly impact the lives of your patients and their loved ones on a regular basis. Like most healthcare professionals, you’re not in this line of work for the glory and praise, but rather for the opportunity to make a lasting difference and improve the lives of the patients under your care.

However, several physician leaders stand out above the others and, every year, Modern Healthcare chooses50 influential physician executives and leaders

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California’s Proposition 8 Would Regulate the Amount Outpatient Kidney Dialysis Clinics Could Charge for Dialysis Treatments

Posted by Susan Eymann, MS on Nov 5, 2018 7:30:00 AM

As Californians go to the polls on November 6th, they will have the opportunity to vote on Proposition 8, a measure that would cap the outpatient kidney dialysis clinics profits and provide incentives for higher staff levels and pay at their hundreds of California clinics. 

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Emergency Preparedness for Dialysis Clinics

Posted by Deborah Brouwer-Maier RN, CNN on Oct 31, 2018 7:30:00 AM

One of the most devastating hurricanes in the history of the United States, Hurricane Katrina caused $75 billion in damage in New Orleans and along the Mississippi coast. Beyond its toll on infrastructure and the lives of the area’s citizens, the hurricane exposed several gaps in emergency preparedness for hemodialysis patients. Many clinics in the area didn’t have sufficient emergency preparedness plans in place; patients didn’t know how to adequately prepare for the storm; and public health officials were unaware of how much of the population was dependent on dialysis.

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Topics: disaster preparedness planning, safety during and after disasters, kidney patients, emergency preparedness, dialysis facilities

Controversies in Dialysis Access (CiDA)

Posted by Susan Eymann, MS on Oct 29, 2018 7:30:00 AM

The Controversies in Dialysis Access (CiDA) meeting is a leading educational forum for surgeons, radiologists, nephrologists and medical staff who care for patients with a dialysis access. Its accredited scientific program provides the a comprehensive, interactive education opportunity for all clinicians involved in the care and treatment of dialysis patients. 

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Kidney Care News To Know

Posted by Deborah Brouwer-Maier RN, CNN on Oct 24, 2018 7:30:00 AM

Otsuka Acquires Visterra
Otsuka has acquired antibody therapy maker Visterra for $430 million. Otsuka hopes to take advantages of Visterra’s therapies for CKD and other conditions.

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Topics: kidney care

American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

Posted by Susan Eymann, MS on Oct 22, 2018 7:30:00 AM

The mission of 18,000 member American Society of Nephrology (ASN) is to leads the fight to prevent, treat, and cure against kidney disease throughout the world by educating health professionals and scientists, sharing new knowledge, advancing research and innovation, and advocating the highest quality care for patients. Its vision is to prevent, treat and cure kidney disease.

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