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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142543/career-choices-of-medical-doctors-at-graduate-level-a-multicenter-study
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Sadaf Zia, Maisam Abbas, Mehreen Sulaiman, Salman Matiullah Sheikh
Objective: To find out the specialty choices being taken by Final year Medical students and graduate Doctors. Method: This is a cross sectional survey study which was conducted over two months from 1(st) November to 31(st) December 2016. Final year students and house job doctors were asked for the filling of Performa, after filling the consent form. A self-developed, anonymous questionnaire was used to conduct the study using close ended type of questions. This was a multi-center study conducted at Dow International Medical College and Jinnah Medical and Dental College...
September 2017: Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140793/medical-specialty-preferences-in-early-medical-school-training-in-canada
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Anthony Vo, Laurie McLean, Matthew D F McInnes
Objectives: To understand what medical students consider when choosing their specialty, prior to significant clinical exposure to develop strategies to provide adequate career counseling. Methods: A cross-sectional study was performed by distributing optional questionnaires to 165 first-year medical students at the University of Ottawa in their first month of training with a sample yield of 54.5% (n=90).  Descriptive statistics, analysis of variance, Spearman's rank correlation, Cronbach's alpha coefficient, Kaiser-Meyer-Olkin Measure, and exploratory factor analyses were used to analyze the anonymized results...
November 14, 2017: International Journal of Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137816/resuscitation-for-the-specialty-of-nephrology-is-cardionephrology-the-answer
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Janani Rangaswami, Roy O Mathew, Peter A McCullough
The specialty of nephrology faces major fellowship recruitment challenges, with ongoing declining interest among internal medicine residents. The field of Cardionephrology can help instill new interest and enthusiasm in choosing nephrology as a career amongst trainee physicians.
November 11, 2017: Kidney International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137515/choosing-wisely-campaign-valuable-for-providers-who-knew-about-it-but-awareness-remained-constant-2014-17
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Carrie H Colla, Alexander J Mainor
Together with physician specialty societies, the Choosing Wisely® campaign has codified recommendations of which health care services' use should be questioned and discussed with patients. The ABIM Foundation administered surveys in 2014 and 2017 to examine physicians' attitudes toward and awareness of the use of low-value care. The surveys included questions on the factors driving that use, physicians' comfort in having conversations with patients about that use, and physicians' exposure to the Choosing Wisely campaign...
November 2017: Health Affairs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29116309/characteristics-of-role-models-who-influenced-medical-residents-to-choose-surgery-as-a-specialty-exploratory-study
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Carlos Eli Piccinato, Maria de Lourdes Veronese Rodrigues, Laura de Andrade Rocha, Luiz Ernesto de Almeida Troncon
CONTEXT AND OBJECTIVE: Choosing a medical specialty and making decisions concerning a career are difficult processes for medical students and newly graduated physicians.This exploratory study aimed to investigate the influence of role models on the choice of surgery as a career, and to determine the most influential model characteristics. DESIGN AND SETTING: Qualitative analysis on responses to a self-administered questionnaire, in different teaching-learning settings...
November 6, 2017: São Paulo Medical Journal, Revista Paulista de Medicina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29095705/transitioning-to-a-high-value-health-care-model-academic-accountability
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Pamela T Johnson, Matthew D Alvin, Roy C Ziegelstein
Health care spending in the United States has increased to unprecedented levels, and these costs have broken medical providers' promise to do no harm. Medical debt is the leading contributor to U.S. personal bankruptcy, more than 50% of household foreclosures are secondary to medical debt and illness, and patients are choosing to avoid necessary care because of its cost. Evidence that the health care delivery model is contributing to patient hardship is a call for action to the profession to transition to a high value model, one that delivers the highest health care quality and safety at the lowest personal and financial cost to patients...
November 1, 2017: Academic Medicine: Journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29082757/foundation-trainees-and-changes-in-career-intentions
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Adam B Joiner, Shamsa Mahmood, Samuel P Dearman, Sarah Maddicott
OBJECTIVES: To understand whether foundation trainees change their career intentions during psychiatry placements and explore what factors influence such changes. METHODS: Over a two-year period, foundation trainees completed questionnaires at the beginning, middle and end of their four-month placement. There were two questions, the first as to how likely they were to pursue a career in psychiatry and the second openly asked them to elaborate on their reasons. RESULTS: Twenty-one out of 41 eligible trainees returned all three questionnaires...
October 1, 2017: Australasian Psychiatry: Bulletin of Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29079388/examining-and-enabling-the-role-of-health-care-providers-as-patient-engagement-facilitators-in-clinical-trials
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Kenneth A Getz
PURPOSE: The Tufts Center for the Study of Drug Development conducted a study among practicing physicians and nurses (health care providers) across multiple specialties to assess their attitudes and experiences with referring patients into clinical trials and to supplement the body of scholarly research focused primarily on referral practices among oncology-based health care providers. METHODS: A total of 755 physicians and 1255 nurses completed online surveys in late 2015 and early 2016...
October 24, 2017: Clinical Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29074517/how-do-workplaces-working-practices-and-colleagues-affect-uk-doctors-career-decisions-a-qualitative-study-of-junior-doctors-career-decision-making-in-the-uk
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Sharon Spooner, Emma Pearson, Jonathan Gibson, Kath Checkland
OBJECTIVES: This study draws on an in-depth investigation of factors that influenced the career decisions of junior doctors. SETTING: Junior doctors in the UK can choose to enter specialty training (ST) programmes within 2 years of becoming doctors. Their specialty choices contribute to shaping the balance of the future medical workforce, with views on general practice (GP) careers of particular interest because of current recruitment difficulties. This paper examines how experiences of medical work and perceptions about specialty training shape junior doctors' career decisions...
October 25, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29068629/mhealth-in-emergency-medicine-special-report
#10
Nicholas Genes
With the proliferation of smartphones over the past several years, apps now play a prominent role in many social and work contexts, including medicine. This is enough of a phenomenon to have inspired the abbreviation “mHealth,” short for mobile health. The number of app-driven clinical calculators, checklists, and risk scores in common use in the emergency department (ED) has significantly increased and shows no sign of slowing. Thanks to this digital development and innovation, clinical decision support is now just a finger-tap away...
October 25, 2017: Emergency Medicine Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027898/surgery-versus-antibiotics-for-uncomplicated-appendicitis-which-would-a-medical-student-want
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Alison R Althans, Pierre Tamer, Justin T Brady, Emily Steinhagen, Vanessa P Ho
BACKGROUND: Recent data suggest that treatment of acute, uncomplicated appendicitis (AUA) with antibiotics is as effective as surgery. A 2015 study indicated that more than 50% of patients would choose antibiotic therapy. Medical students represent a unique population of potential patients with greater medical knowledge than the general public and possibly less bias than practicing physicians. Therefore, we aimed to evaluate what the MEDICAL STUDENT'S treatment choice for AUA would be and what factors influence these decisions...
October 13, 2017: Surgical Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29025145/online-physician-ratings-fail-to-predict-actual-performance-on-measures-of-quality-value-and-peer-review
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Timothy J Daskivich, Justin Houman, Garth Fuller, Jeanne T Black, Hyung L Kim, Brennan Spiegel
Objective: Patients use online consumer ratings to identify high-performing physicians, but it is unclear if ratings are valid measures of clinical performance. We sought to determine whether online ratings of specialist physicians from 5 platforms predict quality of care, value of care, and peer-assessed physician performance. Materials and Methods: We conducted an observational study of 78 physicians representing 8 medical and surgical specialties. We assessed the association of consumer ratings with specialty-specific performance scores (metrics including adherence to Choosing Wisely measures, 30-day readmissions, length of stay, and adjusted cost of care), primary care physician peer-review scores, and administrator peer-review scores...
September 8, 2017: Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association: JAMIA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28945643/variation-in-spine-surgeon-selection-criteria-between-neurosurgery-and-orthopedic-surgery-patients
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Fady Y Hijji, Ankur S Narain, Brittany E Haws, Christopher D Witiw, Krishna T Kudaravalli, Kelly H Yom, Harel Deutsch, Kern Singh
STUDY DESIGN: A cross-sectional survey study. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study is to determine if there are any differences in spine surgeon selection criteria between neurosurgery patients and orthopedic patients. BACKGROUND INFORMATION: The evolution of the health care delivery system has allowed for increased patient autonomy in provider selection. However, the process and criteria by which patients choose particular spine surgeons is not well understood...
September 22, 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924267/burnout-among-gynaecological-residents-in-lahore-pakistan-a-cross-sectional-survey
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Khadija Waheed, Naeem Liaqat, Amna Khanum, Sara Ejaz, Shamila Ijaz, Ambreen Butt, Fawad Ahmed Randhawa, Iffat Naheed, Salman Javed
OBJECTIVE: To determine the prevalence of burnout among gynaecological residents and factors associated with it. METHODS: This cross-sectional study was performed at the University Medical and Dental College, Faisalabad, Pakistan, from March to April 2016, and comprised female medical students. Participants were divided into groups on the basis of their ABO blood groups and on body mass index criteria. Blood groups were determined by simple conventional slide method...
September 2017: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913597/trauma-leagues-a-novel-option-to-attract-medical-students-to-a-surgical-career
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Romeo Lages Simões, Alcir Escocia Dorigatti, Henrique José Virgili Silveira, Thiago Rodrigues Araujo Calderan, Sandro Rizoli, Gustavo Pereira Fraga
BACKGROUND: In Brazil, most medical schools do not offer trauma surgery in their undergraduate curriculum. The Trauma Leagues arose in Brazil as an important promoter of trauma education and stimulated activities related to surgical skills and practices. In recent decades, studies have demonstrated that the number of surgical residency applicants has decreased worldwide. Strategies to motivate medical students to choose surgery are needed. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the impact of participation in the Unicamp Trauma League (UTL) during a 20-year period in the choice for a surgical career...
September 14, 2017: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28886356/african-americans-in-oral-and-maxillofacial-surgery-factors-affecting-career-choice-satisfaction-and-practice-patterns
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Thalia-Rae Criddle, Newton C Gordon, George Blakey, R Bryan Bell
PURPOSE: There are few data available on the experience of minority surgeons in the field of oral and maxillofacial surgery (OMS). Therefore, the purpose of this study was to 1) explore factors that contribute to African Americans choosing OMS as a career, 2) examine satisfaction among minority oral and maxillofacial surgeons with the residency application and training process, 3) report on practice patterns among minority oral and maxillofacial surgeons, and 4) identify perceived bias for or against minority oral and maxillofacial surgeons in an attempt to aid the efforts of OMS residency organizations to foster diversity...
August 12, 2017: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28883749/student-selected-component-in-the-medical-curriculum-investigations-and-psychiatric-referral-for-paracetamol-overdose-in-an-accident-and-emergency-department
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James G Cowman, Manuel Bakheet
BACKGROUND: A student-selected component (SSC) of the medical curriculum requires the student to be self-directed in locating and undertaking a placement in a clinical specialty of their choosing and completing a project. The clinical area for experience was an accident and emergency department, and our topic was a focused audit on the investigations and referral for paracetamol overdose. The purpose of this paper is twofold: to reflect on the education value to medical students of an SSC in a medical curriculum, and to highlight learning and understanding through completion of an audit...
2017: Advances in Medical Education and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28876427/geographical-distribution-of-medical-graduates-from-a-public-university
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Oscarina da Silva Ezequiel, Giancarlo Lucchetti, Alessandra Lamas Granero Lucchetti, Maria Helena Senger, Lucas Braga, Rafael Lacerda, Marlon Filippo, Fernando Colugnati, Danette McKinley, Eliana Amaral
Objective: To evaluate the geographic distribution and career trajectory of medical graduates and the factors associated with their choice of practice location. Method: A cross-sectional study involving graduates from December 2001 to December 2010 was conducted. A self-administered questionnaire collected demographics and geographic information (place of birth, place of residence at the time of medical school admission, place of residency training and practice location), and reason for choosing the current location...
June 2017: Revista da Associação Médica Brasileira
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28875275/decision-making-for-the-management-of-cystic-lesions-of-the-pancreas-how-satisfied-are-patients-with-surgery
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Priya M Puri, Ammara A Watkins, Tara S Kent, Laura Maggino, Jenna Gates Jeganathan, Mark P Callery, Jeffrey A Drebin, Charles M Vollmer
INTRODUCTION: This study aims to understand patients' perspectives and satisfaction with choosing surgery for the treatment of pancreatic cystic lesions (PCLs). METHODS: A 62-question survey was administered to 113 patients who had a resection for a PCL by 12 surgeons at two pancreatic specialty centers (2004-2016). Patients' final diagnoses and perioperative outcomes were correlated to the survey's results using univariate analysis. RESULTS: Fear of cancer was quite or extremely important in most respondents' decision to have surgery (95...
September 5, 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery: Official Journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28864710/principles-of-child-health-care-financing
#20
Mark L Hudak, Mark E Helm, Patience H White
After passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, more children and young adults have become insured and have benefited from health care coverage than at any time since the creation of the Medicaid program in 1965. From 2009 to 2015, the uninsurance rate for children younger than 19 years fell from 9.7% to 5.3%, whereas the uninsurance rate for young adults 19 to 25 years of age declined from 31.7% to 14.5%. Nonetheless, much work remains to be done. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) believes that the United States can and should ensure that all children, adolescents, and young adults from birth through the age of 26 years who reside within its borders have affordable access to high-quality and comprehensive health care, regardless of their or their families' incomes...
September 2017: Pediatrics
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