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Free CME Here, Get Your Free CME!

Free CME Here, Get Your Free CME! | Guest Blog

For physicians practicing in most states (what gives, Indiana?), obtaining continuing medical education credits is a necessity, like it or not. For license registration, 54 boards require anywhere from 12 hours (Alabama) to 50 hours (a few states) of CME per year.…

What Happens if You Break Non-Competes?

What Happens if You Break Non-Competes? | Medical Blog

"In many jurisdictions, courts will not enforce non-compete agreements that are unreasonable or where the threat of damage to business interests is not adequately defined. "

Gauging Physician Misery

Gauging Physician Misery | Medical Blog

The rate of burnout continues among doctors, according to a survey conducted by Geneia, the healthcare technology and clinical solutions firm. The most alarming stat is their Nationwide Physician Misery Index is 3.7 out of 5.

The culprits of burnout appear to remain the same: bureaucracy, too many hours and appointments, unsatisfactory income, effects of the ACA, and the quality care and time with patients.…

It Ain’t What You Don’t Know…

It Ain’t What You Don’t Know… | Medical Blog

"Sometimes medics do the right thing for the wrong reasons. Sometimes trauma surgeons can get misled by what they think they know. Mark Twain is credited with saying, 'It ain’t what you don’t know that can hurt you, it’s what you know that just ain’t so.'"

US News: 2015-2016 Best Hospitals

US News: 2015-2016 Best Hospitals | Medical Blog

US News & World Report released its 2015 list of the nation’s best hospitals, assessing hospitals on 16 specialty areas and placing those achieving high scores in at least 6 categories on the “honor roll.”

After a 3-year absence from the top spot, Massachusetts General Hospital has reclaimed its number one spot in the annual honor roll of best hospitals.…

Can Incident Reports Backfire?

Can Incident Reports Backfire? | Guest Blog

"Incident reports can be subpoenaed by patients...do hospitals train people what to write and not write in incident reports? I don't think so."

Calif. Vaccine Bill Bans Personal, Religious Exemptions

Calif. Vaccine Bill Bans Personal, Religious Exemptions | Guest Blog

California has recently joined 32 other states that don't allow parents to opt out of vaccination requirements. Opponents to the controversial decision are speaking out, including celebrities, again.

Is the Surgeon Still “Captain of the Ship”?

Is the Surgeon Still “Captain of the Ship”? | Guest Blog

"I keep hearing that medical care has become a team sport. If that's true, then the surgeon, like everyone else, is simply a member of the team."

Is Marcus Welby Medicine Dead?

Is Marcus Welby Medicine Dead? | Medical Blog

"You know the type where a doctor is in a small practice and knows all his patients, even what positions their kids play on the baseball team and what grades they got in math."

High Expectations & Physician Suicide

High Expectations & Physician Suicide | Medical Blog

"Displays of emotion, except under tightly circumscribed control, are seen as weakness and as ‘unprofessional’. So we cover up pain and uncertainty, limit our responses to well rehearsed bromides, and box up our regrets like toxic waste to be buried or locked away never to be seen again."

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