Income Report 2019-2020
I saw ACEP Now published their annual salary report yesterday. As a rising intern (fingers crossed) I find the discussion regarding compensation among the attendings here very interesting and was wondering what you all think of this report. 2019–2020 Emergency Physician Compensation Report - ACEP Now ACEP Now offers real-time clinical news, news from the American College of Emergency Physicians, and news on practice trends and health care reform for the emergency medicine physician. ACEP Now is an official publication of the American Col...
Source: Student Doctor Network - October 23, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: DrDuck2 Tags: Emergency Medicine Source Type: forums

Only 1 interview, 260 step1, 267 step2 CK, should I be worried?
Hello All. I have graduated last year top of my class, currently doing masters in health care innovation in ASU, my step1 score is 260 and step2 CK is 267, I'm a non-US IMG applying for Family Medicine. So far, I've only got 1 interview, which is very surprising to me, I started to get worried and think what did I do wrong. My US clinical experience was in Emergency Medicine, could that be a problem? I have applied to a total of 94 programs, what would you advice me to do? Should I follow... Only 1 interview, 260 step1, 267 step2 CK, should I be worried? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - October 21, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Tariq Khader Tags: ERAS, SOAP, and NRMP Match Source Type: forums

Massachusetts considers prohibiting HOPD facility fees. Implications for practicing Pain MD's?
Baker-Polito Administration Announces Health Care Legislation Aimed at Addressing Key Challenges The Baker-Polito Administration today introduced comprehensive health care legislation to improve outcomes for patients, increase access to care and bring down costs. The reforms will promote access to behavioral health and primary care services and cut down the hidden costs that currently... www.mass.gov "Creating limits for when a hospital can charge an extra fee (known as a facility fee) for services delivered at hospital outpatient department. ...
Source: Student Doctor Network - October 20, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: drusso Tags: Pain Medicine Source Type: forums

Pharmacy needs to learn from Nursing... We are the dumbest profession in Health Care.
SoCal school works to address state's nursing shortage As California faces a serious shortage of nurses, one Southern California nursing school is working to address the issue. abc7.com According to registerednursing.org, by 2030, the demand for registered nurses in California will be 388,000. But, the number of nurses is projected at 343,000 "Unfortunately, our current nursing board in the state is putting a cap on enrollments across all nursing schools and they're suppressing students' access... Pharmacy needs to learn from Nursing......
Source: Student Doctor Network - October 9, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: steveysmith54 Tags: Pharmacy Source Type: forums

My dream school interview didn't go well - is there still hope?
This is sort of a long post about a recent interview I had at my top choice school. One of my faculty interviews did not go well, and I don't know if it was me or just my interviewer's style. It felt like the whole time he was trying to put me down, and I just tried my best to keep my cool. Here are some things that happened during my interview. Are my chances shot? 1. My interviewer asked, "what do you think about the current state of health care in america/medicare for all". I had read... My dream school interview didn't go well - is there still hope? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - October 4, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: wehhe14112 Tags: Pre-Medical - MD Source Type: forums

WSJ: New “Woke” Medical Schools...
Anyone seeing this trend in pain fellowships? Take Two Aspirin and Call Me by My Pronouns At ‘woke’ medical schools, curricula are increasingly focused on social justice rather than treating illness. By Stanley Goldfarb Sept. 12, 2019 5:54 pm ET The American College of Physicians says its mission is to promote the “quality and effectiveness of health care,” but it’s stepped out of its lane recently with sweeping statements on gun control. And that isn’t the only recent foray into... WSJ: New “Woke” Medical Schools... (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - September 17, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: drusso Tags: Pain Medicine Source Type: forums

It ’s time this country wakes up.
Analysis: How Your Beloved Hospital Helps To Drive Up Health Care Costs It’s easy to criticize pharmaceutical and insurance companies. But we spend much more on hospitals. khn.org (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - September 7, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Noyac Tags: Anesthesiology Source Type: forums

Arkansas VA Pathologist Charged in Deaths of 3 Patients
Former VA pathologist charged in deaths of 3 veterans Federal prosecutors say Dr. Robert Levy showed up for work impaired, misdiagnosed patients and falsified records to cover up his errors www.cbsnews.com Interesting read: "A pathologist fired from an Arkansas veterans hospital after officials said he had been impaired while on duty was charged Tuesday with involuntary manslaughter in the deaths of three patients. Authorities say he misdiagnosed them and altered their records to try to conceal his mistakes. " "Levy, 53, who worke...
Source: Student Doctor Network - August 21, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Napoleon1801 Tags: Pathology Source Type: forums

Concern regarding access to health care in Jammu and Kashmir, India.
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Source: BMJ Comments - August 16, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: forums

Question for those of you who have worked in community mental health centers
How do you prepare yourself for a role where you will be treating clients with such a large range of presenting issues? I am hoping to continue to strengthen my therapy skills, and I figured I would ask you (community mental health care providers) as you all are able to treat so many different issues. Thanks! (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - August 16, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Childdoconeday Tags: Psychology [Psy.D. / Ph.D.] Source Type: forums

Politics debate
Health care is in shambles. And pharmacy more than anything will be affected by it due to factors such as saturation. From job safety perspective, which party winning will benefit us the most? Socialist medicine ie. Medicare for all, or Trump removing Obama care altogether? Or either way, we are - - - -ed ??? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - August 13, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Chrish Tags: Pharmacy Source Type: forums

Geographic arbitrage
Is this a win win win for the patient, surgeon and employer? Cost to the payor is 12k vs 30k and the patient gets 5k cash back. Surgeon gets more up front and apparently doesn’t need to provide follow up care. Implant cost is lower. A Mexican Hospital, an American Surgeon, and a $5,000 Check (Yes, a Check) A novel twist on medical tourism to avoid the high cost of U.S. health care saves an employer money and even earns the patient a bonus. www.google.com (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - August 11, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: nimbus Tags: Anesthesiology Source Type: forums

2019-2020 South Florida
Secondary Prompt: 1. What do you see as the most likely practice scenario for your future medical career? Private Practice Academic Medicine Public Health Health Care Administration Health Policy Other 2. (1000 characters) Describe the knowledge, skills, and attributes you have developed in preparation for the career path you have chosen in the previous question. 3 (OPTIONAL, 1000 characters). The USF Morsani College of Medicine’s Scholarly Concentrations program aims to... Click to expand... 2019-2020 South Florida (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - August 8, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: PapaGuava Tags: 2019-2020 Allopathic School Specific Discussions Source Type: forums

Likelihood of Contracting Life Long Diseases from Healthcare Work
How often do healthcare workers contract lifelong infectious diseases from working in health care. I'm talking about things like hepatitis and HIV. I recently learned that a friend that I'm very close to has one of these diseases and it makes me scared to hug them in case they might have tiny open sores. Etc. Is this worry reasonable in medicine? I read a thread a while back of surgeons putting themselves in harm's way often when blood splatters from operations (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - July 28, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Sunbodi Tags: Pre-Medical - MD Source Type: forums

When is a good time to travel?
Hello all, I am graduating May 2019 and am planning on applying to medical school in June 2019. During my gap year, I will be working as a scribe at a private practice and continuing to volunteer at a community health care center. Both places are very flexible with scheduling and allow me to take vacation time. Thus, I would like to travel to Vietnam for 3 weeks to 1 month to visit my relatives and volunteer, but I'm not sure when is the best period of time to travel so that I won't miss... When is a good time to travel? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - July 16, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: flubchub Tags: Pre-Medical - MD Source Type: forums