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What is Professionalism?

What is Professionalism? | Guest Blog

I think character judgments are strongly related to medical education, but how are medical schools and residency programs supposed to teach professionalism and assess whether their trainees possess it, if it is so ill-defined?

More Docs Denying Sales Rep Access

More Docs Denying Sales Rep Access | Guest Blog

A new report from the global sales and marketing consulting firm ZS Associates indicates that—despite signs of leveling off—pharmaceutical sales rep access to physicians continues to steadily decline. Data on more than 240,00 prescribers showed that only 51% of  physicians/prescribers allow access to sales reps in 2014, down from 55% in 2013, from 65% in 2012, and 78% in 2009.…

Universal Medical Licensing? Won’t Happen

Universal Medical Licensing? Won’t Happen | Guest Blog

Universal medical licensing is a great idea, but the states will never give up this money.

Radiologists and Primary Care Physicians Must Talk | Medical Blog

The combination of strong knowledge of the patient and deep knowledge of the limitations and downstream consequences of imaging can rationally gate costly advanced imaging, costlier specialists, and even costlier hospitals.

Attack of The Scribes

Attack of The Scribes | Guest Blog

The emergence of the electronic medical record (EMR) has spawned a new occupation—the scribe.

A scribe is someone who accompanies a physician and documents the interchange between the doctor and patient. This enables the doctor to focus on the patient instead of wasting time navigating through the EMR, which has become a tool for hospital finance departments instead of a way for doctors to communicate.…

Mental Healthcare: Time to End the Stigma

Mental Healthcare: Time to End the Stigma | Medical Blog

It was with great sadness that we all saw the tragic news of Robin Williams’ suicide. For years, mental health has been a taboo topic. While the passing of this great actor is horrifying, we are only aware of it because of his stardom.…

Alcohol Abuse Among Physicians: Taking Control

Alcohol Abuse Among Physicians: Taking Control | Feature

The AUDIT Screening Tool Can Help Identify Unhealthy Alcohol Consumption by Either You or a Colleague

Antibiotics for Appendicitis? I’m Still Not Convinced

Antibiotics for Appendicitis? I’m Still Not Convinced | Guest Blog

What if nonoperative management of appendicitis leads to sepsis? What do you suppose a lawyer would say?

Pathology vs Surgery: The Frozen Section Encounter

Pathology vs Surgery: The Frozen Section Encounter | Guest Blog

Surgeons and pathologists, is this an accurate depiction of your encounters? Tell us what you think.

Source: mjcascio.…

Anesthesiologists Are Having a Bad Year

Anesthesiologists Are Having a Bad Year | Guest Blog

"About the only thing this anesthesiologist allegedly didn't do was tell a child that the Tooth Fairy isn't real."

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