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How the United States depends on doctors trained in other countries

An excerpt from Doctors’ Orders: The Making of Status Hierarchies in an Elite Profession. Copyright (c) 2020 Tania M. Jenkins. Used by arrangement with the publisher. All rights reserved. I met Trevor on his very first day of residency, at the start of three years of practical, on-the-ground training in internal medicine following medical school. […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Education, United States, Trevor, Medical School, Residency, PA NP, Public Health & Policy, Hospital-Based Medicine, CRNA, Tania M Jenkins


Dear interns: We have your backs

Every July, the same tired “new interns: be scared to go to the hospital” memes and jokes appear. I disagree. I believe that July is as safe as any other month to go to the hospital. July should be celebrated. Medical students and resident physicians are the lifeblood of our profession. Clinical physicians have never […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Physician, Residency, PA NP, Hospital-Based Medicine, CRNA


IMGs are abandoned during COVID

The Match is a stressful time during any physician’s life. Applicants study for, arrange for, and lose sleep over their USMLE steps, their letters of recommendation, and their personal statements. The matching process is particularly difficult during a global pandemic. As COVID-19 spread in March 2020, all USMLE testing was suspended. Applicants were reassured that […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Education, Residency, PA NP, USMLE, CRNA


Take yourself as you know you can be: a message from residency educator

To the residents graduating in 2020 and joining us in the ranks as physicians, from a residency educator: Victor Frankl was an Austrian psychiatrist and holocaust survivor. He was paraphrasing Goethe when he said: “If you take a man as he is, you make him worse. If you take him as he should be, you […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Education, Goethe, Victor Frankl, Residency, PA NP, CRNA


How the pandemic is affecting the residents [PODCAST]

“When the director of my general surgery program asked for a report on how the pandemic was affecting the residents, I queried my colleagues, promising anonymity to encourage candor. I received a wide variety of responses and reactions. Some are thriving; others are not. In the end, I cannot decide if things are going well […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Podcast, Infectious Disease, Residency, PA NP, CRNA, COVID-19 Coronavirus


Understand your resident contract: What you don’t know may hurt you

When I matched into anesthesiology residency in 2002, I assumed that the entire four years of training were guaranteed to me, barring any gross failure on my part.  A package deal, essentially. I hadn’t heard of anyone not finishing. For me, residency was exhaustingly tolerable, yet gratefully formative – interspersed with warm camraderie, the occasional […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Practice Management, Physician, Residency, PA NP, CRNA


Protect our medical trainees during the pandemic [PODCAST]

“When I first heard about medical schools fast-tracking graduation for students and shifting young residents into high need areas to fight the pandemic of COVID-19, I thought of how panicked those students and residents must feel. Asking them to step in to fight a battle we don’t know how to win, and envisioning them witnessing […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Podcast, Infectious Disease, Residency, PA NP, CRNA, COVID-19 Coronavirus


The USMLE needs better pandemic communication [PODCAST]

“The USMLE has failed the medical education community, and subsequently, future patients, as medical students will undoubtedly have irreplaceable damage from this experience; however, like all tests, it is possible to learn from mistakes and improve. In these unprecedented times, we as students understand the need to be flexible, but in return, we ask not […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Podcast, Medical School, Residency, PA NP, USMLE, CRNA


Dear AAMC: Please limit residency interviews [PODCAST]

“The COVID-19 pandemic has turned medical education upside-down. From exclusively virtual pre-clerkship courses, to delayed clerkships, to canceled graduation proceedings, there has been massive disruption. Now, after weeks of speculation, we’ve learned how the pandemic will be disrupting the 2020-2021 residency application cycle. The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) is now recommending that all […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CR...
Tags: Health, Podcast, Association of American Medical Colleges AAMC, Residency, PA NP, CRNA


The medical education question that needs to be changed

“What do you want to be when you grow up?” That is a common question you hear in the setting of medical education. I think I heard it for the first time on my first clinical rotation. A little background, I was a non-traditional medical student. I worked as a clinical pharmacist for ten years […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Education, Medical School, Residency, PA NP, CRNA


The crisis of rotation availability during a pandemic: a medical student’s ethical conundrum

With COVID-19 still consistently creating setbacks in the health care community, we see yet another issue for medical students because of this pandemic. In prior years, the traditional medical student would be expected to be part of a team assisting medical professionals in the field, developing relationships with future mentors, and gaining the experience necessary […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Education, Infectious Disease, Emergency Medicine, Residency, PA NP, CRNA, COVID-19 Coronavirus


To the AAMC: Recommend an interview limit or else this year’s residency match may be a disaster

The COVID-19 pandemic has turned medical education upside-down. From exclusively virtual pre-clerkship courses, to delayed clerkships, to canceled graduation proceedings, there has been massive disruption. Now, after weeks of speculation, we’ve learned how the pandemic will be disrupting the 2020-2021 residency application cycle. The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) is now recommending that all […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRN...
Tags: Health, Education, Infectious Disease, AAMC, Association of American Medical Colleges AAMC, Residency, PA NP, CRNA, COVID-19 Coronavirus


The shift from a junior to a senior resident

For physicians, residency is the most critical time for growth in clinical and surgical skills, professionalism, and medical knowledge. Your residency training — for better or worse — shapes your future career as a physician. Your surgical technique, clinical decision making, and bedside manner are all, to some degree, a reflection of where you trained. […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Physician, Residency, PA NP, Hospital-Based Medicine, CRNA


Entitlement, arrogance, and isolation in modern-day medical practice

I recently read a medical school commencement, delivered by a physician, that was both inspiring and sadly reminiscent of what physicians should aspire to throughout their careers. This physician relayed how patients throughout her training and career had provided her with moments of clarity, helping her identify the “why” she chose a career in medicine. […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Practice Management, Medical School, Physician, Residency, PA NP, CRNA


The new USMLE Step 1: How your medical school and residency will change

With the advent of countless resources and study aids over the years to help medical students prepare for the USMLE Step 1 exam, ranging from the venerable First Aid review book and Anki flashcard decks, to online tools such as UWorld, Pathoma, SketchyMicro, Firecracker, Amboss, and countless more, the entire process of studying for Step […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Education, Anki, Medical School, Residency, PA NP, CRNA


How minor fixes can help with resident burnout

“How did you like it there?” I ask, sitting down next to a new fellow (between bites of a plump sandwich, hoping there is no spinach in my teeth). I expect to hear the standard resident talking points — long hours, frequent call, and ballooning student loans. Instead, she surprises me. “Do you know how much they charged us […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Education, Medical School, Residency, PA NP, Hospital-Based Medicine, CRNA


Medical residents need parental leave

My wife and I had a baby a few months ago. Or, more accurately, she birthed a child while I sat in the corner, contemplating the miracle of reproductive physiology in a vasovagal fugue. In the months leading up to and following that wondrous moment, we found ourselves navigating the labyrinthine complexity of parental leave […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Physician, Residency, PA NP, Hospital-Based Medicine, CRNA


A paradoxical fix to physician burnout: more patients, less supervision

Most physicians recall the rigors of their residency training through a mixed lens. In prior generations, a single-duty shift could stretch to 36 or more consecutive hours, but the exhaustion was buoyed by the camaraderie of sleepless on-call nights in the hospital. Despite the exhaustion, resident well-being received scant attention. Beginning with the 1984 Libby […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Surgery, Libby, Physician, Residency, PA NP, Otolaryngology, CRNA


What I learned from starting medical school in January

I graduated from an international medical school this past spring. I’m currently in the midst of a preliminary year as an internal medicine resident at St. John’s Riverside Hospital in Yonkers, N.Y. Next year, I’ll start my dream residency in anesthesiology at Brown University. Like many physicians, my journey to medicine has had its share […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Education, St John, Yonkers, Medical School, Riverside Hospital, Residency, PA NP, CRNA


Complaining Of Treatment In New York, Trump Announces Residency Change To Florida

President Donald Trump announced Thursday that he’d filed paperwork to change his primary residence from Manhattan to Palm Beach, Florida, griping about his treatment at the hands of New York officials. ….New York, and always will, but unfortunately, despite the fact that I pay millions of dollars in city, state and local taxes each year, I have been treated very badly by the political leaders of both the city and state. Few have been treated worse. I hated having to make…. — Donald J. Trump...
Tags: Florida, New York, News, New York Times, Manhattan, Andrew Cuomo, Donald Trump, Melania Trump, Donald J Trump, Palm Beach Florida, Residency, Kate Riga


A guide to couples matching

I consider myself one of the lucky ones because my wife and I couples matched to the same institution for residency. At the time we put our residency match lists in, we were just boyfriend and girlfriend, and the decision to couples match felt like a bigger leap forward for our relationship than deciding to […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Medical School, Physician, Residency, PA NP, Radiology, CRNA


Objective measures aren’t perfect at predicting real-life clinical ability

“Can we please try to be objective about this!” I said these words to myself over and over during this year’s interview season as we formulated our residency rank list. At my institution, the residents and faculty have equal sway in forming the rank list. The chief resident facilitates the resident half of the process. As […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Education, Residency, PA NP, Hospital-Based Medicine, CRNA


Applying for residency? Read this first.

Residency application season has begun! When I was applying last year, I spent a lot of time thinking not just about what programs I wanted to go to, where I wanted to live and how best to answer “Where do you see yourself in five years?” — but also trying to develop a method for […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Education, Medical School, Residency, PA NP, Hospital-Based Medicine, CRNA


Crossing the threshold when residency begins

Today, I’m thinking about the end of residency. But first, let me tell you about the beginning of residency. My first day of clinic, my very first week of residency, I had a grand total of one patient scheduled. A seasoned, outgoing resident had given me sign-out on this person, along with some big, knowledgeable shoes to […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Physician, Residency, PA NP, Hospital-Based Medicine, CRNA


How do you determine that the dream of medicine is worth it?

I’m fascinated by the human body — the intricacies of it, the poetry of it. I am intrigued that a cell can come together with other cells to form tissues, those tissues, organs, and systems. The body is a powerful metaphor for unity: what happens when the one becomes the many, and the many, even […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Medical School, Physician, Residency, PA NP, Hospital-Based Medicine, CRNA


The brutal emotional challenge of medical training

I can vividly remember the day the phone call came. My cousin screaming over the phone, trying to make out words but unable to speak, disbelief, horror, the fear in her voice palpable even though she was thousands of miles away. It was barely 5:30 a.m., I was frantically rushing out to beat traffic, hoping […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Physician, Residency, Cardiology, PA NP, Hospital-Based Medicine, CRNA


Pause before writing your personal statement

Trust me: The time you spend thinking about your personal statement before you start writing will make the actual writing process much, much easier. Before you even start writing a word, spend some time reading personal statement examples. Read good ones, read bad ones, read strange ones. The reason for this is to give you […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Education, Practice Management, Residency, Hospital-Based Medicine


What is the best student loan repayment plans for medical students and residents?

If you’ve ever tried to learn about student loan repayment plans, you might have felt overwhelmed and confused. Instead of spending days researching information — as I did — here’s a summary of the different repayment plans to help you choose the right one. 1. What is the standard repayment plan? With the standard repayment […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Finance, Medical School, Residency, PA NP, CRNA


What should you consider when establishing a peer-mentoring relationship?

Mentorship is a common topic in medicine. We, as a profession, spend significant time discussing, attending workshops about, and researching the role of mentorship. Mentorship is key to personal development, career choice, and improved academic productivity. Yet, it wasn’t until recently that my understanding of mentorship was challenged. I have always viewed mentorship as someone more senior […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn...
Tags: Health, Education, Medical School, Residency, PA NP, Hospital-Based Medicine, CRNA


Would this be what a modern-day House of God would look like?

I want to write a book about the modern intern experience, a successor to The House of God, if you will.  I’m going to call my book Seaport General.  It’s about a young intern named Troy, who is starting his internal medicine training at a fictional university-affiliated community hospital in Boston’s posh Seaport district.  In […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Boston, Troy, Physician, Residency, Seaport, PA NP, Hospital-Based Medicine, CRNA