California Single-Payer: Implications for Pain?
I've heard that some pain societies are going to come out in opposition, but I can't find anything from CalSIPP yet. I imagine a tsunami of new grads and fellows heading to the south and midwest for jobs if the D's pull this off. California Nightmare: What to Know About Left’s Next Run at Single-Payer Health Care The left never quits. California’s “progressive” politicians are once again sponsoring a bill to create “CalCare,” a “single payer” system of state government-run health insurance. ...
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 20, 2022 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: drusso Tags: Pain Medicine Source Type: forums

PhORCAS Application - How Many Programs Did You Apply To?
Just submitted my PhORCAS application to 15 programs: Was just curious how many programs others have applied to as well. Of my 15, 13 are with VA Medical Centers with 2 others being non-profit hospitals near my hometown. As for my small background, medically retired army veteran with past experience working as a pharmacy tech with the DOD / VA as well as my APPE longitudinal site(s) being at a VA Health Care System as well. My span is fairly wide (10 different states) with a handful... Read more (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - December 30, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: BC_89 Tags: Pharmacy Residencies and Fellowships Source Type: forums

Doctors sue Envision Healthcare, say private equity-backed firm shouldn ’t run ERs in California
Doctors sue Envision Healthcare, say private equity-backed firm shouldn’t run ERs in California A doctors’ group has sued the health care giant Envision Healthcare, alleging it violated state law when it took over ER staffing at a California hospital. www.nbcnews.com "The lawsuit was filed by the American Academy of Emergency Medicine Physician Group, a unit of AAEM, a nonprofit professional medical association that provides administrative services to physician groups. For-profit Envision Healthcare says it is the country’s largest emerg...
Source: Student Doctor Network - December 22, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: buckeye2132 Tags: Anesthesiology Source Type: forums

AAEM-PG Files Suit Against Envision Healthcare
Alleging the Illegal Corporate Practice of Medicine | AAEM Physician Group www.aaemphysiciangroup.com Doctors sue Envision Healthcare, say firm shouldn’t run California ERs A doctors’ group has sued the health care giant Envision Healthcare, alleging it violated state law when it took over ER staffing at a California hospital. www.nbcnews.com AAEM-PG alleges that Envision, as a lay en...
Source: Student Doctor Network - December 22, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Alvarez13 Tags: Emergency Medicine Source Type: forums

Insurance company profit: makes one want to vomit, no?
UnitedHealth calls for revenue between $317 billion and $320 billion for 2022 UnitedHealth Group Inc. undefined late Monday said it expects 2021 revenue of around $287 billion, and per-share adjusted earnings between $18.75 and $18.90... www.marketwatch.com TTM (Trailing Twelve Months) Revenue = ~ 280B TTM Operating Income = ~22B 22 BILLION profit. Imagine all the extra care they can pay for if they had...say...just 2B in profit. I wouldn't mind if they had 2B in profit and paid out 278B in health care (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - December 20, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: thegenius Tags: Emergency Medicine Source Type: forums

Makes one want to vomit, no?
UnitedHealth calls for revenue between $317 billion and $320 billion for 2022 UnitedHealth Group Inc. undefined late Monday said it expects 2021 revenue of around $287 billion, and per-share adjusted earnings between $18.75 and $18.90... www.marketwatch.com TTM (Trailing Twelve Months) Revenue = ~ 280B TTM Operating Income = ~22B 22 BILLION profit. Imagine all the extra care they can pay for if they had...say...just 2B in profit. I wouldn't mind if they had 2B in profit and paid out 278B in health care (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 30, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: thegenius Tags: Emergency Medicine Source Type: forums

Any confounding by health care worker status?
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Source: BMJ Comments - November 26, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: forums

2021-2022 Rutgers, RWJ
Thank you to @RZRZ for sharing this year's prompts! 2021-2022 Rutgers, Robert Wood Johnson Secondary Essay Prompts 1. More than a year after the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, what do you believe are major needs in health care and how have your expectations for your role as a doctor changed? (250 words) 2. Discuss a time you tried to right a perceived wrong, felt moved to speak up for someone, or took a stand against a situation you felt was unjust... Read more (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 25, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: wysdoc Tags: 2021-2022 MD Medical School-Specific Discussions Source Type: forums

WAMC nontrad CA ORM 512/3.6 (2022-2023)
**please do not repost** Hello! I am a non-traditional applicant (graduated college in 2016) applying for the 2022-2023 cycle. I have been working in an allied health field as a licensed health care provider since 2020, primarily with various underserved populations (for example: homeless, veterans, victims of DV, etc). I have a very strong interest in primary care and I think my application is pretty indicative of that. Generally want to stay in CA, but understand that this is... Read more (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 19, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: walnutfloor Tags: What Are My Chances? WAMC Medical Source Type: forums

medical work experience
Thread Starter medical work experience Follow 7 hours ago 7h ago Hey this has been ...
Source: The Student Room - November 17, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Abbiegiglio Tags: Medicine Source Type: forums

Peds Pfizer vaccine
I wanted to get other health care professionals opinion on this. Our pharmacy has received peds pfizer vaccine and began giving them last week. Yesterday, a child and her mom came to the pharmacy to get the vaccine. She was 7. For nearly 15 minutes, the child was fighting with her mom refusing to get the shot. Kicking, screaming and throwing her arms around. Clearly, it was not safe for me to give the vaccine so I explained to the mom that it would be better if she goes to her... Read more (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 14, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: phamlife Tags: Pharmacy Source Type: forums

Lorna Breen, Physician depression and job options
‘I Couldn’t Do Anything’: The Virus and an E.R. Doctor’s Suicide (Published 2020) Dr. Lorna Breen was unflappable — until she faced a new enemy. www.nytimes.com After Dr. Lorna Breen Died By Suicide in April, Her Family Took Up a Cause They Never Wanted - 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...
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 11, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: RealHLA11 Tags: Internal Medicine and IM Subspecialties Source Type: forums

“It could be like a Lehman Brothers scenario, where a couple of big health care companies take the economy down.”
Covid has wreaked havoc on our nursing system, creating escalating nursing discontent, and escalating nurse pay. The supply chain is precarious and prices for everything, from gloves, to masks, to medicines, is escalating. Costs to run hospitals are escalating and revenues lost from out-patient ortho procedures, etc. are decreasing. They are making it because of COVID subsidies, but how long will those last? At what cost? While making record profits in the early pandemic, insurance companies... Read more (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 10, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: RonWeasley7 Tags: Emergency Medicine Source Type: forums

United Health Care Denials for PNS Trials and Implants
They're saying it's experimental. Anyone else seeing this? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - October 23, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: drusso Tags: Pain Medicine Source Type: forums

Research Coordinator opportunities at San Francisco VAMC
Hi! I'm hiring again! Come work for me! Researchers from the San Francisco VA Health Care System and the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) are recruiting paid, full-time research coordinators for multiple clinical trials and feasibility studies evaluating treatments for Veterans with PTSD, sleep disorders, chronic pain, and aging-related conditions. We are seeking coordinators with at least a bachelor’s degree in psychology (or related fields) who are able to start by January... Read more (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - October 19, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: DrLizG Tags: Psychology [Psy.D. / Ph.D.] Source Type: forums