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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Rural Physicians Slowly Dwindling

Health Care in Rural Areas Dwindles

The Doctor is Out  According to a recent survey, nearly a quarter of individuals living in rural areas have been unable to receive medical care when they have needed it. Of this population, almost half noted that the far distance of clinics and limited appointment availability were factors. Unsurprisingly, the drop in rural health care provided […]

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The U.S. Physician Shortage

Why America Needs Foreign Medical Graduates

Healthcare in America is facing an imminent shortage of physicians. The shortage will become increasingly visible within certain specialties, geographic locations, and within minority communities across the U.S. Despite the competition and myriad of physician hopefuls, the U.S. does not have the educational resources to turn out medical graduates at the speed necessary to maintain […]

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Globe and Stethoscope

The Missing Conversation in the U.S. Healthcare Crisis

The U.S. healthcare crisis is often talked about in terms of high costs and the roles of private insurance. What is not at the forefront of the conversation is the lack of doctors—the actual people needed to make medical care and services possible. In rural communities, approximately 1 in 10 doctors are practicing leaving roughly […]

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A Need for More Dentists

It is widely reported that the United States will experience a severe shortage of medical physicians in the coming years. However, this shortage goes well beyond the medical field, encompassing the dental field as well. According to the Dental Tribune, demographic changes in the United States have led to a severe shortage of dentists throughout […]

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IMGs in the United States

The Importance of International Medical Graduates in the United States

In the field of primary care medicine, the United States faces an ongoing physician shortage. Two factors that contribute to this are the spot limitations within U.S. medical schools and those in residency slots. This bottleneck effect at the residency position means that as the physicians retiring outnumbers the new, practicing physicians, the shortage becomes […]

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The Impending Nursing Shortage In The United States

By the year 2024, the American Nursing Association (ANA) estimates that the United States healthcare system will be short 1.2 million nurses. With an aging American population and an increased number of retiring nurses, the United States faces an impending nursing crisis. Just as foreign-born nurses came to help understaffed U.S. hospitals during the AIDS […]

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