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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424027/the-value-of-european-exchange-programs-for-early-career-family-doctors
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Bernadeta Bridgwood, Hannah Willoughby, Madeleine Attridge, Eugene Tang
The Hippokrates Exchange programme (HEP) is designed to give early career General Practitioners (Associates in Training (AITs)/First5s) first-hand experience into concepts of a primary healthcare system outside of their host country. The aim is to improve GP knowledge and skills, inspire professional development and promote a global approach to primary care. Although an increasing number are taking up this opportunity, their views and experiences of international exchanges are not well described. The aim of the study was to explore the experiences of AITs/First5s following their HEP exchanges...
April 20, 2017: Education for Primary Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422816/why-not-wait-eight-institutions-share-their-experiences-moving-united-states-medical-licensing-examination-step-1-after-core-clinical-clerkships
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Michelle Daniel, Amy Fleming, Colleen O'Conner Grochowski, Vicky Harnik, Sibel Klimstra, Gail Morrison, Arnyce Pock, Michael L Schwartz, Sally Santen
The majority of medical students complete the United States Medical Licensing Examination Step 1 after their foundational sciences; however, there are compelling reasons to examine this practice. This article provides the perspectives of eight MD-granting medical schools that have moved Step 1 after the core clerkships, describing their rationale, logistics of the change, outcomes, and lessons learned. The primary reasons these institutions cite for moving Step 1 after clerkships are to foster more enduring and integrated basic science learning connected to clinical care and to better prepare students for the increasingly clinical focus of Step 1...
April 18, 2017: Academic Medicine: Journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418280/twenty-first-century-pathologists-advocacy
#3
Timothy Craig Allen
Pathologists' advocacy plays a central role in the establishment of continuously improving patient care quality and patient safety, and in the maintenance and progress of pathology as a profession. Pathology advocacy's primary goal is the betterment of patient safety and quality medical care; however, payment is a necessary and appropriate component to both, and has a central role in advocacy. Now is the time to become involved in pathology advocacy; the Medicare Access and Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) and the Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014 (PAMA) are two of the most consequential pieces of legislation impacting the pathology and laboratory industry in the last 20 years...
April 18, 2017: Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28387049/training-residents-in-depression-and-grief
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Angela Ghesquiere, Johanna Martinez, Cathy Jalali, Jo Anne Sirey, Susana Morales
BACKGROUND: About 20 per cent of Americans will experience depression in their lifetimes, and almost all will experience the death of a loved one. Both depression and grief have been associated with adverse health outcomes, including a decline in quality of life and excess mortality. Primary care physicians (PCPs) are the initial health care contact for most patients with depression and grief, yet often perceive that they lack the skills to adequately address these issues. Previous studies have investigated whether educational efforts improve PCP depression and grief knowledge or perceived skills, but few have focused on medical residents...
April 6, 2017: Clinical Teacher
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28385022/applying-organizational-behavior-theory-to-primary-care
#5
Samyukta Mullangi, Sanjay Saint
Addressing the mounting primary care shortage in the United States has been a focus of educators and policy makers, especially with the passage of the Affordable Care Act in 2010 and the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act in 2015, placing increased pressure on the system. The Association of American Medical Colleges recently projected a shortage of as many as 65,000 primary care physicians by 2025, in part because fewer than 20% of medical students are picking primary care for a career. We examined the issue of attracting medical students to primary care through the lens of organizational behavior theory...
March 2017: American Journal of Managed Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28381243/internists-career-choice-towards-primary-care-a-cross-sectional-survey
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Nathalie Scherz, Stefan Markun, Vera Aemissegger, Thomas Rosemann, Ryan Tandjung
BACKGROUND: Swiss primary care (PC) is facing workforce shortage. Up to 2011 this workforce was supplied by two board certifications: general medicine and internal medicine. To strengthen them against subspecialties, they were unified into one: general internal medicine. However, since unification general practitioners' career options are no longer restrained by early commitment to PC. This may lead to a decrease of future primary care physicians (PCPs). METHODS: To gain insights in timing and factors influencing career choice of internists, we addressed a cross sectional survey to all board certified internists in the years 2000-2010 (n = 1462)...
April 5, 2017: BMC Family Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28379931/an-expanded-conceptual-framework-of-medical-students-primary-care-career-choice
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Eva Pfarrwaller, Marie-Claude Audétat, Johanna Sommer, Hubert Maisonneuve, Thomas Bischoff, Mathieu Nendaz, Anne Baroffio, Noëlle Junod Perron, Dagmar M Haller
In many countries, the number of graduating medical students pursuing a primary care career does not meet demand. These countries face primary care physician shortages. Students' career choices have been widely studied, yet many aspects of this process remain unclear. Conceptual models are useful to plan research and educational interventions in such complex systems.The authors developed a framework of primary care career choice in undergraduate medical education, which expands on previously published models...
April 4, 2017: Academic Medicine: Journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28375415/improving-the-perception-of-outpatient-practice-a-second-continuity-experience-for-internal-medicine-residents
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Jennifer Jeremiah, Kelly McGarry, Joao Filipe Goncalves Monteiro
BACKGROUND: The challenges trainees experience in the traditional medical clinic are felt to be one deterrent to choosing a primary care career. OBJECTIVE: We examined whether participation in a second outpatient continuity experience (Second Site) affects trainee perception of primary care practice. METHODS: 241 current and former graduates of the Brown Alpert Medical School Internal Medicine training programs were surveyed about their experiences with Second Site...
April 3, 2017: Rhode Island Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28369023/collaborate%C3%A2-part-iv-ramping-up-competency-based-performance-management
#9
Teresa M Treiger, Ellen Fink-Samnick
PURPOSE/OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this fourth part of the COLLABORATE© article series provides an expansion and application of previously presented concepts pertaining to the COLLABORATE paradigm of professional case management practice. The model is built upon a value-driven foundation that: PRIMARY PRACTICE SETTING(S):: Applicable to all health care sectors where case management is practiced. FINDINGS/CONCLUSIONS: As an industry, health care continues to evolve...
May 2017: Professional Case Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28363674/assessment-of-female-medical-students-interest-in-careers-in-cardiothoracic-surgery
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Darci C Foote, James M Meza, Vikram Sood, Rishindra M Reddy
OBJECTIVE: Although over half of medical students are females, women comprise only 21% of cardiothoracic (CT) surgery residency applicants and 5% of the CT workforce. We sought to gain insight into female medical students' perceptions of CT surgery and identify targets to increase interest. DESIGN: A 33-question survey queried career selection factors, perceptions of CT surgery, and ways to increase interest in the field. Responses were stratified by sex and preclinical versus clinical years...
March 28, 2017: Journal of Surgical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28359313/an-examination-of-the-causes-consequences-and-policy-responses-to-the-migration-of-highly-trained-health-personnel-from-the-philippines-the-high-cost-of-living-leaving-a-mixed-method-study
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Erlinda Castro-Palaganas, Denise L Spitzer, Maria Midea M Kabamalan, Marian C Sanchez, Ruel Caricativo, Vivien Runnels, Ronald Labonté, Gail Tomblin Murphy, Ivy Lynn Bourgeault
BACKGROUND: Dramatic increases in the migration of human resources for health (HRH) from developing countries like the Philippines can have consequences on the sustainability of health systems. In this paper, we trace the outflows of HRH from the Philippines, map out its key causes and consequences, and identify relevant policy responses. METHODS: This mixed method study employed a decentered, comparative approach that involved three phases: (a) a scoping review on health workers' migration of relevant policy documents and academic literature on health workers' migration from the Philippines; and primary data collection with (b) 37 key stakeholders and (c) household surveys with seven doctors, 329 nurses, 66 midwives, and 18 physical therapists...
March 31, 2017: Human Resources for Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28357785/patterns-of-unmet-needs-in-adolescent-and-young-adult-aya-cancer-survivors-in-their-own-words
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Alex W K Wong, Ting-Ting Chang, Katrina Christopher, Stephen C L Lau, Lynda K Beaupin, Brad Love, Kim L Lipsey, Michael Feuerstein
PURPOSE: Categorization of the needs of AYA cancer survivors is primarily based on quantitative analyses of epidemiological and observational research. The present study classified the phenomenological experiences of AYA survivors based on their own language. METHODS: A systematic approach for selecting qualitative studies of unmet needs in AYA cancer survivors was used. Following selection based on quality, survivor statements were entered verbatim and thematic analysis was conducted using NVivo qualitative research software...
March 29, 2017: Journal of Cancer Survivorship: Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346626/preparing-residents-for-teaching-careers-the-faculty-for-tomorrow-resident-workshop
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Steven Lin, Paul Gordon
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Progress toward growing the primary care workforce is at risk of being derailed by an emerging crisis: a critical shortage of family medicine faculty. In response to the faculty shortage, the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM) launched a 2-year initiative called "Faculty for Tomorrow" (F4T). The F4T Task Force created a workshop designed to increase residents' interest in, and prepare them for, careers in academic family medicine. We aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of this workshop...
March 2017: Family Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327136/perceptions-of-interprofessional-collaboration-of-general-practitioners-and-community-pharmacists-a-qualitative-study
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Christin Löffler, Carolin Koudmani, Femke Böhmer, Susanne D Paschka, Jennifer Höck, Eva Drewelow, Martin Stremme, Bernd Stahlhacke, Attila Altiner
BACKGROUND: Despite numerous evidences for the positive effect of community pharmacists on health care, interprofessional collaboration of pharmacists and general practitioners is very often limited. Though highly trained, pharmacists remain an underutilised resource in primary health care in most western countries. This qualitative study aims at investigating pharmacists' and general practitioners' views on barriers to interprofessional collaboration in the German health care system...
March 21, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323590/the-ecology-of-medical-care-among-israeli-military-aviators
#15
Barak Gordon, Yuval Levy, Tal Yemini, Erez Carmon, Yifat Erlich, Doron Hermoni
BACKGROUND: The ecology of medical care model has been used in various populations with varying results. We aimed to apply this model in the population of Israeli Air Force (IAF) aviators. METHODS: An anonymous questionnaire was presented to all Israeli Air Force aviators during their mandatory yearly check-up over 1 yr starting on November 26th, 2012. The questionnaire contained items on demographic, personal, and military details, as well as items on the presence of clinical symptoms, and various health care contacts in the previous month...
December 1, 2016: Aerospace Medicine and Human Performance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317473/the-columbia-bronx-va-amalgamative-clerkship-an-effective-12-week-integrated-longitudinal-clinical-experience
#16
Jillian Diuguid-Gerber, Samuel Porter, Samuel C Quiah, Katherine Nickerson, Deborah Jones, Zeena Audi, Boyd F Richards
BACKGROUND: Many medical schools have adopted the longitudinal integrated clerkship (LIC) model in response to calls for increased continuity in clinical learning environments. However, because of implementation challenges, such programs are not feasible at some institutions or are limited to a small number of students. OBJECTIVE: In January 2014, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons (P&S) recognized the need to explore different LIC formats and began offering four, 12-week amalgamative clerkships (AC)...
2017: Medical Education Online
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291483/risk-factors-for-incident-postdeployment-mental-health-conditions-among-u-s-air-force-medical-service-personnel
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Genny M Maupin, Anthony P Tvaryanas, Edward D White, Heather J Lysfjord
The prevalence of postdeployment mental health (PDMH) conditions in military health care personnel appears to be on par with that of other military personnel. However, there is no comprehensive analysis of incident PDMH conditions within the overall population of U.S. Air Force Medical Service personnel. This study explored the epidemiology of incident PDMH conditions among Air Force Medical Service personnel returning from deployment. A cohort survival analysis was conducted of 24,409 subjects without preexisting mental health conditions and at least one deployment during 2003-2013...
March 2017: Military Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291151/research-interest-in-pediatric-emergency-medicine-fellows
#18
Kenneth A Michelson, Lise E Nigrovic, Joshua Nagler, Constance M McAneney, Rakesh D Mistry
OBJECTIVE: Factors predictive of research career interest among pediatric emergency medicine (PEM) fellows are not known. We sought to determine the prevalence and determinants of interest in research careers among PEM fellows. METHODS: We performed an electronically distributed national survey of current PEM fellows. We assessed demographics, barriers to successful research, and beliefs about research using 4-point ordinal scales. The primary outcome was the fellow-reported predicted percentage of time devoted to clinical research 5 years after graduation...
March 13, 2017: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289014/addressing-the-crisis-of-gp-recruitment-and-retention-a-systematic-review
#19
Catherine Marchand, Stephen Peckham
BACKGROUND: The numbers of GPs and training places in general practice are declining, and retaining GPs in their practices is an increasing problem. AIM: To identify evidence on different approaches to retention and recruitment of GPs, such as intrinsic versus extrinsic motivational determinants. DESIGN AND SETTING: Synthesis of qualitative and quantitative research using seven electronic databases from 1990 onwards (Medline, Embase, Cochrane Library, Health Management Information Consortium [HMIC], Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature (Cinahl), PsycINFO, and the Turning Research Into Practice [TRIP] database)...
March 13, 2017: British Journal of General Practice: the Journal of the Royal College of General Practitioners
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277051/general-practitioners-views-on-leadership-roles-and-challenges-in-primary-health-care-a-qualitative-study
#20
Ivan Spehar, Hege Sjøvik, Knut Ivar Karevold, Elin Olaug Rosvold, Jan C Frich
OBJECTIVE: To explore general practitioners' (GPs) views on leadership roles and leadership challenges in general practice and primary health care. DESIGN: We conducted focus groups (FGs) with 17 GPs. SETTING: Norwegian primary health care. SUBJECTS: 17 GPs who attended a 5 d course on leadership in primary health care. RESULTS: Our study suggests that the GPs experience a need for more preparation and formal training for the leadership role, and that they experienced tensions between the clinical and leadership role...
March 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Primary Health Care
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