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A new approach to Medicare for all [PODCAST]

Why should we reform the health care system to a physician-led approach? How will that look like? Would a Medicare for all system cure what ails the system? What are some obstacles to implementation? Ken Terry is a journalist. He shares his story and discusses his book, Physician-Led Health Care Reform: A New Approach to […] Find jobs at Careers by...

Doctors make great entrepreneurs

Doctors make great entrepreneurs. How do I know? I’ve worked with hundreds of physician entrepreneurs. Almost every single one of them first thinks that they don’t have it in them to become an entrepreneur and then surprises themselves by being pretty good at it. Here’s what I’ve found is the common thread between physician entrepreneurs: […] Find...

As a medical student, you find potential patients everywhere

An excerpt from Diary of a Medical Student. As a medical student, you find potential patients everywhere. Whether you’re on an airplane or on a romantic dinner date, we’ve all heard those famous words, “Is there a doctor in the house?!” Here are some of my favorite “patient” encounters. The best friend curbside. I was […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search...

Getting young adults on board with public health measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19

The recent increase in the number of COVID-19 cases in North America, particularly among young people ages 20-29, is a cause for concern. The reason for this increase seems to be related to poor compliance with public health recommendations. The past few weeks have been filled with reports of university students, for example, having intimate […] Find...

Courage the Cowardly Dog: an intern’s perspective

It’s the first day of residency. This morning, the intern was exuberant: the white coat was starched with pride, and the stethoscope brought a new sense of prestige. In last night’s lengthy sign-out, the intern proudly asked relevant questions pertaining to patients’ diseases. The first patient on the list, Mr. F, has a complicated medical […] Find...

The tension between intense commitment and physical, emotional, and interpersonal well-being

Around Thanksgiving, the ceiling light that illuminates most of my apartment burned out. I still haven’t replaced it. Instead, I use the flashlight app on my phone to get dressed every morning; and I’m constantly tripping over my shoes, backpack, and other miscellaneous, floor-dwelling items whenever I’m home. All in all, it’s not a particularly […]...

In the age of misinformation, here’s how physicians can help [PODCAST]

“There are two battles waging from the COVID-19 virus this year: the obvious fight for human life but also the attack on science. During philosophical and political debates, one steadfast weapon has been the scientific method. Opinion doesn’t matter. State the facts. The thing about facts are, though, that one has to be willing to […] Find jobs at Careers...

We can’t expect large medical centers to absorb every case

My small community ED has a fairly high acuity. As such, I was recently trying to transfer a couple of patients, one of whom was an NSTEMI, pain-free but with a rising troponin. In the process of trying to arrange things, I learned that our main regional referral center was holding a staggering 150 patients […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search...

A silent cry from the woman in the elevator

“How long have you been married?” The question came from a young woman kneeling down by the elevator in the hotel where my wife and I were staying while in Seattle. We were there to celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary with an Alaskan cruise. I hadn’t even noticed her as my wife and I were busy […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands...

I never expected death to be so blunt

Starting medical school, I knew I would see people on both the best and worst days of their lives. I would witness births and deaths and come out on the other side as a skilled professional. However, I never expected death to be so blunt. On my first day in our student clinic, we saw […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician,...

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