What Exactly is Hospital Medicine?

Two decades ago hospital medicine was practically nonexistent. In fact, it wasn’t until 2005 that the term “hospitalist” was finally included in the Merriam Webster Dictionary. The position, which focuses on getting hospital bound patients ready for lives outside the revolving doors, requires a pool of diverse, but general, knowledge. Some hospitalists cater to a […]

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Physician Isolation: Creating Community, Ending Stigma

Pressure to be Perfect  Physicians are no strangers to stress despite their composure and professional disposition. Each shift scheduled demands attention to detail which determines the course of a patient’s life. Few professions deal with as much prestige following success or as much guilt following failure as these healthcare practitioners. Perhaps this is why stress, […]

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Why Physicians Marry Physicians

Physicians always joke that there is always at least one couple that gets married during residency training. According to AMA Wire, about 40% of physicians marry other healthcare professionals, which creates both challenges and benefits. Here are 4 points to consider:   1) Similar life timing and availability are the major reasons why physicians marry other healthcare professionals, according […]

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The Unseen Health Challenges Faced by Physicians

While stigma surrounding mental health is improving, its association with health care practitioners is relatively unknown to the public. Today, many health care providers deal with burnout, anxiety, depression, and job-dissatisfaction. In some cases, this leads to substance abuse and, in severe cases, suicide. The specialties that have the highest rates of burnout and anxiety […]

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Communication Key to Increasing and Retaining Physician Numbers

The biggest health crisis facing the future of the United States has nothing to do with a new strain of flu—it has to do with retirement, specifically the increase of physicians set to retire in the next twenty years. This drop in practitioners combined with the increased competition for spots in medical school, rotations, and […]

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Physician Disciplinary Action and How to Avoid It

Meeting with the Board As a medical student, the first interaction with medical boards can be daunting. The state-based board co-sponsors medical licensing examinations and ultimately give physician hopefuls the go ahead to begin their practice. While exams and licenses might be the only interactions perspective physicians have with the board, they are far from […]

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Finding Mentorship Within Medicine

In the medical world, it is sometimes difficult to ask for help, especially for graduates who are eager to prove their success after multiple years of schooling and extensive rotations. If confiding in colleagues is difficult for a physician, they should consider seeking out a mentor. Many medical practitioners have had multiple mentors and are […]

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Physician Burnout in the U.S.

New research from the New England Journal of Medicine Catalyst reports that physician burnout is a problem in 83 percent of healthcare organizations. The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality defines physician burnout as “a long-term stress reaction. marked by emotional exhaustion, denationalization, and a lack of a sense of personal accomplishment.” Such burnout is increasing at an alarming […]

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Physicians and Lifestyle Medicine

A Shift Toward Lifestyle Medicine  The past few years, medical care in the U.S. shifted to focus more on lifestyle medicine. With more research showing a link between lifestyle factors and serious medical conditions, physicians urge patients to practice healthier lifestyles by promoting a healthy diet and quitting smoking.   There is mounting research on the negative effects of lifestyle factors […]

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Physician Training on Recognizing Sex Trafficking and Sexual Assault

DISCLAIMER: April is National Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM). As AMO contributes to the conversation, the topics and content presented some may find triggering. Use discretion for your own health. Sex Trafficking and Sexual Assault Sex trafficking — when a person seeks money in exchange for sex. As the issue rises across the United States, […]

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