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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AMO in New York: Kelli and Ryan Take a Bite of the Big Apple

During the first week of August, Kelli, AMO’s Chief Experience Officer, and Ryan, AMO’s Chief Revenue Officer, visited New York to touch base with AMO visitors and some of our partners who call “the City that Never Sleeps,” home. The two traveled from Chicago, where AMO is headquartered, to New York City on Sunday. On […]

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Moving Away From Race-Based Medicine

After the release of a controversial but successful new heart medication in 2007, the medical world began to challenge the importance placed on race as it relates to medicine. Despite controversy, the company continues to market heart failure medication to the African American community, citing that when used in conjunction with HF medication, the medication causes […]

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The Future of U.S. Healthcare: Possible Changes in the Next Decade

The United States healthcare system will experience a number of changes in the coming decade. Although the changes focused on in the news as of late concentrate on the impending drop in the physician population, there are positive changes ahead as well. These changes will improve the manner in which hospitals and institutions function in […]

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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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Finding Mentorship Within Medicine

In the medical world asking for help can be difficult. This is especially true for graduates who are eager to prove that their years of school, extensive testing, and many rotation has prepared for their career in medicine. If confiding in colleagues is difficult for a medical student, resident, or physician, a mentor could provide […]

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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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