When you chose to become a surgeon, what made you want to pursue the occupation? Was it the opportunity to help others? Your interest in medicine? Maybe someone recommended the profession to you?
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.
Topics: medical education
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
Residency is a time to expand clinical skills and develop future career plans. It is also a time of excitement, stress and other challenges not faced in medical school. Here, we look at some of the surprising sentiments from residents collected in Medscape’s Resident Salary & Debt Report and Resident Lifestyle & Happiness Report.
While many organizations across the country have launched efforts to promote gender equality in the workplace, the gender pay gap still exists. And even though women make up 80% of the healthcare industry, according to data shared by The Advisory Board, female doctors earned an average of $105,000 less than their male counterparts in 2017, according to survey data from Doximity.
Intracranial and extracranial flowprobes designed to reduce risk of intraoperative and postoperative stroke, reduce time in operating room.
The Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program (HRRP) established in the Affordable Care Act has further focused hospital efforts to improve quality and patient outcomes.
In a Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) report to Congress, coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery was ranked as having the highest potentially preventable readmission rate. Volume flow measurement provides an objective, intraoperative assessment of the quality and patency of grafts and could help prevent costly re-operations and readmissions.
Nearly 60 percent of doctors report they experience bias from patients in the form of offensive remarks about race, gender, ethnicity and age, according to a survey from Medscape.
Have you ever experienced or heard of a colleague experiencing the following?
- A patient request for a doctor of a different race, despite the physician attending to him or her being the most qualified for the procedure the patient needs
- A prejudiced remark from a patient that an attending hears but does not address?
Anecdotes like these are plenty, but why do they occur and do they affect patient care?
How do patients choose a physician or surgeon? That seems to be the million-dollar question for many physician practices and hospitals, and according to whom you ask, the answer is usually different.
Patients file medical malpractice lawsuits against physicians for several reasons: failure to diagnose a condition, injury during treatment, failure to treat a condition, poor documentation and medical errors.
A recent study published in JAMA Surgery found surgical and junior residents are particularly vulnerable to these lawsuit filings. During a 10-year period, 87 malpractice cases involving surgical trainees were identified by Westlaw, an online legal research database containing legal records from across the United States