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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28982484/medical-licensure-questions-and-physician-reluctance-to-seek-care-for-mental-health-conditions
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Liselotte N Dyrbye, Colin P West, Christine A Sinsky, Lindsey E Goeders, Daniel V Satele, Tait D Shanafelt
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether state medical licensure application questions (MLAQs) about mental health are related to physicians' reluctance to seek help for a mental health condition because of concerns about repercussions to their medical licensure. METHODS: In 2016, we collected initial and renewal medical licensure application forms from 50 states and the District of Columbia. We coded MLAQs related to physicians' mental health as "consistent" if they inquired only about current impairment from a mental health condition or did not ask about mental health conditions...
October 2017: Mayo Clinic Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28877865/developing-a-web-based-geolocated-directory-of-hiv-pre-exposure-prophylaxis-providing-clinics-the-prep-locator-protocol-and-operating-procedures
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Aaron J Siegler, Susan Wirtz, Shannon Weber, Patrick S Sullivan
BACKGROUND: Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is highly effective in preventing HIV transmission, yet patients interested in learning more about PrEP or in getting a PrEP prescription may not be able to find local medical providers willing to prescribe PrEP. OBJECTIVE: We sought to create a national database of PrEP-providing clinics to allow for patients to have access to a unified, vetted source of PrEP providers in an easily accessible database...
September 6, 2017: JMIR Public Health and Surveillance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28830852/web-based-physician-ratings-for-california-physicians-on-probation
#3
Gregory P Murphy, Mohannad A Awad, E Charles Osterberg, Thomas W Gaither, Thanabhudee Chumnarnsongkhroh, Samuel L Washington, Benjamin N Breyer
BACKGROUND:  Web-based physician ratings systems are a popular tool to help patients evaluate physicians. Websites help patients find information regarding physician licensure, office hours, and disciplinary records along with ratings and reviews. Whether higher patient ratings are associated with higher quality of care is unclear. OBJECTIVE:  The aim of this study was to characterize the impact of physician probation on consumer ratings by comparing website ratings between doctors on probation against matched controls...
August 22, 2017: Journal of Medical Internet Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28670150/predicting-united-states-medical-licensure-examination-step-2-clinical-knowledge-scores-from-previous-academic-indicators
#4
Kristina A Monteiro, Paul George, Richard Dollase, Luba Dumenco
The use of multiple academic indicators to identify students at risk of experiencing difficulty completing licensure requirements provides an opportunity to increase support services prior to high-stakes licensure examinations, including the United States Medical Licensure Examination (USMLE) Step 2 clinical knowledge (CK). Step 2 CK is becoming increasingly important in decision-making by residency directors because of increasing undergraduate medical enrollment and limited available residency vacancies. We created and validated a regression equation to predict students' Step 2 CK scores from previous academic indicators to identify students at risk, with sufficient time to intervene with additional support services as necessary...
2017: Advances in Medical Education and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28562454/exploring-the-relationships-between-usmle-performance-and-disciplinary-action-in-practice-a-validity-study-of-score-inferences-from-a-licensure-examination
#5
Monica M Cuddy, Aaron Young, Andrew Gelman, David B Swanson, David A Johnson, Gerard F Dillon, Brian E Clauser
PURPOSE: Physicians must pass the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) to obtain an unrestricted license to practice allopathic medicine in the United States. Little is known, however, about how well USMLE performance relates to physician behavior in practice, particularly conduct inconsistent with safe, effective patient care. The authors examined the extent to which USMLE scores relate to the odds of receiving a disciplinary action from a U.S. state medical board. METHOD: Controlling for multiple factors, the authors used non-nested multilevel logistic regression analyses to estimate the relationships between scores and receiving an action...
May 30, 2017: Academic Medicine: Journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346606/evidence-based-redesign-of-the-comlex-usa-series
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John R Gimpel, Dorothy Horber, Jeanne M Sandella, Janice A Knebl, John E Thornburg
To ensure that the Comprehensive Osteopathic Medical Licensing Examination-USA (COMLEX-USA) reflects the evolving practice of osteopathic medicine, the National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners has developed new content and format specifications for an enhanced, competency-based examination program to be implemented with COMLEX-USA Level 3 in 2018. This article summarizes the evidence-based design processes that served as the foundation for blueprint development and the evidence supporting its validity...
April 1, 2017: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329603/job-recruitment
#7
University Of California Davis School Of Medicine
The University of California Davis, School of Medicine, Department of Dermatology is recruiting for a full-time position at the Associate or Full Professor level in the Clinical X Series or Health Sciences Clinical Professor (HSCP) Series. The successful candidate is nominated to be the holder of the Frederick G. Novy, Jr. M.D Endowed Professorship. Appointees to the ClinX series are expected to conduct independent research. Both series require significant participation in teaching and University/public service...
October 15, 2016: Dermatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270190/social-media-for-arthritis-related-comparative-effectiveness-and-safety-research-and-the-impact-of-direct-to-consumer-advertising
#8
Jeffrey R Curtis, Lang Chen, Phillip Higginbotham, W Benjamin Nowell, Ronit Gal-Levy, James Willig, Monika Safford, Joseph Coe, Kaitlin O'Hara, Roee Sa'adon
BACKGROUND: Social media may complement traditional data sources to answer comparative effectiveness/safety questions after medication licensure. METHODS: The Treato platform was used to analyze all publicly available social media data including Facebook, blogs, and discussion boards for posts mentioning inflammatory arthritis (e.g. rheumatoid, psoriatic). Safety events were self-reported by patients and mapped to medical ontologies, resolving synonyms. Disease and symptom-related treatment indications were manually redacted...
March 7, 2017: Arthritis Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28009600/the-detection-analysis-and-significance-of-physician-clustering-in-medical-malpractice-lawsuit-payouts
#9
Robert E Oshel, Philip Levitt
OBJECTIVES: There is evidence that most adverse events result from individual errors and that most malpractice suits with payouts reflect both patient injury and error. HYPOTHESIS: There are outlier physicians with regard to the frequency and total amount of malpractice payouts. METHODS: Using the public use file of the National Practitioner Data Bank (NPDB), we sought the percentage of physicians who lay above several cutoff points with regard to total amounts of payments and number of payments...
December 21, 2016: Journal of Patient Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899245/lessons-learned-from-mississippi-s-telehealth-approach-to-health-disparities
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REVIEW
Richard D deShazo, Sara Bolen Parker
Many people see telemedicine as a solution to the nation's health disparities and in Mississippi as a solution to our last place in health. More than 13 years ago, the University of Mississippi Medical Center developed a successful TelEmergency program that saved rural Critical Access Hospitals and now provides telehealth services throughout the state. This occurred without acrimony because of partnerships that the University of Mississippi Medical Center developed with telecommunications companies, state government, health professions' licensure boards, and private donors...
April 2017: American Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27844475/rhode-island-board-of-medical-licensure-and-discipline-illustration-of-the-disciplinary-process-as-it-pertains-to-cases-involving-opioid-prescribing
#11
James V McDonald
Prescription-drug overuse/overdose and misuse is an important and pivotal issue to state medical boards. This is an illustration of how some cases involving overprescribing of opioids have been addressed by the Rhode Island Board of Medical Licensure and Discipline.
September 2016: Journal of Opioid Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27830261/nursing-informatics-certification-worldwide-history-pathway-roles-and-motivation
#12
B Séroussi, L F Soualmia, J H Holmes
INTRODUCTION: Official recognition and certification for informatics professionals are essential aspects of workforce development. OBJECTIVE: To describe the history, pathways, and nuances of certification in nursing informatics across the globe; compare and contrast those with board certification in clinical informatics for physicians. METHODS: (1) A review of the representative literature on informatics certification and related competencies for nurses and physicians, and relevant websites for nursing informatics associations and societies worldwide; (2) similarities and differences between certification processes for nurses and physicians, and (3) perspectives on roles for nursing informatics professionals in healthcare Results: The literature search for 'nursing informatics certification' yielded few results in PubMed; Google Scholar yielded a large number of citations that extended to magazines and other non-peer reviewed sources...
November 10, 2016: Yearbook of Medical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27729446/directing-discipline-state-medical-board-responsiveness-to-state-legislatures
#13
Denise F Lillvis, Robert J McGrath
State medical boards are increasingly responsible for regulating medical and osteopathic licensure and professional conduct in the United States. Yet, there is great variation in the extent to which such boards take disciplinary action against physicians, indicating that some boards are more zealous regulators than others. We look to the political roots of such variation and seek to answer a simple, yet important, question: are nominally apolitical state medical boards responsive to political preferences? To address this question, we use panel data on disciplinary actions across sixty-four state medical boards from 1993 through 2006 and control for over-time changes in board characteristics (e...
February 2017: Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27687796/practice-training-and-research-in-neuropsychology-in-mainland-china-challenges-and-opportunities
#14
REVIEW
Raymond C K Chan, Ya Wang, Yi Wang, Eric F C Cheung
OBJECTIVE: This is an invited paper for a special issue. The objective was to review history, educational and training pathways, licensure and board certification, practice and compensation, and unique aspects of, or challenges faced by, neuropsychology in mainland China. METHOD: Historical, scientific, and clinical literatures were reviewed and integrated. RESULTS: The history of neuropsychology in mainland China is traced back to the late 1930s...
November 2016: Clinical Neuropsychologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27413438/the-use-of-comlex-usa-and-usmle-for-residency-applicant-selection
#15
Jeanne M Sandella, John R Gimpel, Larissa L Smith, John R Boulet
BACKGROUND: The Comprehensive Osteopathic Medical Licensing Examination (COMLEX-USA) and the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) are recognized by all state medical licensing boards in the United States, and the Federation of State Medical Boards has supported the validity of both examinations for medical licensure. Many osteopathic medical students take both examinations. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to investigate performance on COMLEX-USA Level 1 and USMLE Step 1 of students from colleges of osteopathic medicine where the majority of students took both examinations...
July 2016: Journal of Graduate Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27169830/career-expectancy-of-physicians-active-in-patient-care-evidence-from-mississippi
#16
Jamie Boydstun, Jeralynn S Cossman
INTRODUCTION: Physician shortages in the USA, an issue that has been particularly challenging in Mississippi, have been a concern among health scholars and policy makers for several decades. Physician shortages hinder residents from easily obtaining routine care, potentially magnifying health disparities. This study examines physician career life expectancy, or how long physicians typically practice, in Mississippi. METHODS: Data on Mississippi's physician population actively involved between 2007 and 2011 were obtained from the Mississippi State Board of Medical Licensure...
April 2016: Rural and Remote Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27084276/national-programmes-for-validating-physician-competence-and-fitness-for-practice-a-scoping-review
#17
REVIEW
Tanya Horsley, Jocelyn Lockyer, Elise Cogo, Jeanie Zeiter, Ford Bursey, Craig Campbell
OBJECTIVE: To explore and categorise the state of existing literature for national programmes designed to affirm or establish the continuing competence of physicians. DESIGN: Scoping review. DATA SOURCES: MEDLINE, ERIC, Sociological Abstracts, web/grey literature (2000-2014). SELECTION: Included when a record described a (1) national-level physician validation system, (2) recognised as a system for affirming competence and (3) reported relevant data...
April 15, 2016: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27009311/variations-by-state-in-physician-disciplinary-actions-by-us-medical-licensure-boards
#18
John Alexander Harris, Elena Byhoff
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the variation in the rate of state medical board physician disciplinary actions between US states. METHODS: Longitudinal study of state medical board physician disciplinary action rates using the US National Practitioner Data Bank and American Medical Association estimates of physician demographics across all 50 states and the District of Columbia from 2010 to 2014. Results were reliability adjusted using a multilevel logistic model controlling for year of disciplinary action, physicians per capita in each state and the rate of malpractice claims per physician in each state...
March 23, 2016: BMJ Quality & Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26840639/cross-sectional-analysis-of-the-1039-u-s-physicians-reported-to-the-national-practitioner-data-bank-for-sexual-misconduct-2003-2013
#19
Azza AbuDagga, Sidney M Wolfe, Michael Carome, Robert E Oshel
BACKGROUND: Little information exists on U.S. physicians who have been disciplined with licensure or restriction-of-clinical-privileges actions or have had malpractice payments because of sexual misconduct. Our objectives were to: (1) determine the number of these physicians and compare their age groups' distribution with that of the general U.S. physician population; (2) compare the type of disciplinary actions taken against these physicians with actions taken against physicians disciplined for other offenses; (3) compare the characteristics and type of injury among victims of these physicians with those of victims in reports for physicians with other offenses in malpractice-payment reports; and (4) determine the percentages of physicians with clinical-privileges or malpractice-payment reports due to sexual misconduct who were not disciplined by medical boards...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26770174/student-evaluations-outcomes-and-national-licensure-examinations-in-radiology-education-a-narrative-review-of-the-literature
#20
Kathleen L Linaker
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to examine literature on radiological student evaluation and outcome assessments including national board examinations. METHODS: A review of the literature was performed using relevant key words. Articles were retrieved through December 2012 using PubMed, ScienceDirect, ERIC, Proquest, and ICL databases along with a manual review of references. RESULTS: Of the 4716 unique abstracts reviewed by the author, 54 were found to be relevant to the purpose of this study...
December 2015: Journal of Chiropractic Humanities
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