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A Slow Death By Charting

It’s 10 p.m. Seven days before Christmas. I’m sitting at work “finishing” up some charts. I am suddenly overcome with anger. What am I doing here right now at this minute? I am helping no one.

What Young Doctors Don’t Want To Tell You

Residency training is no childhood schoolyard, except in one respect—bullying. Nearly 14% of internal medicine residents said they had been bullied during their residency training program, according to the authors of a research letter. At the same time, only 31% of residency directors reported being aware of any bullying of their trainees.

America’s Aging Population Is Leading To A Doctor Shortage Crisis

As America’s population ages and demand outpaces supply, a physician shortage will intensify. The U.S. is expected to see a shortage of 46,900 to 121,900 physicians by 2032 in primary and specialty care. Americans are living longer and requiring more care later into life, and doctors themselves are aging out of the profession.

Virtual Scribes Are Game-Changers For Physicians

Today was like no other day. It was our first day together. Me and my “virtual” scribe — an actual person who seems to “virtually” to exist inside of a Jabra speaker on my desk and so subtlety that I forgot to mute a few times when not seeing patients. The “man” in the Jabra speaker now knows just how long of an appointment I need for my hair, and that I prioritize it over my dentist appointment.

3 Problems That Are Spiking Health Care Costs, According To This Surgeon

Add Dr. Marty Makary’s name to the expansive list of health care experts who are fed up with the system, don’t think we can afford to wait for Congress to enact reforms, and have useful ideas about how people can become healthier and perhaps save a bundle of money in the process.

It’s Time To Abolish The MCAT

The Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) should be abolished. This single test — which ranks students by the science they’ve learned before going to medical school — prevents the physician population in the U.S. from looking like the population it serves.

Eliminate These Money Wasters From Your Budget

Regardless of how much you make — and doctors tend to be among the nation’s highest earners — we’ve all had the experience of checking our bank statement a few days after payday and wondering where the money has gone. For many, recurring credit card charges slowly siphon away our cash and raise our cost of living. These seemingly innocuous charges can add up to a big chunk of change.

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