Canada has a shortage of doctors. That’s why making it difficult for internationally trained doctors to practise here is so mystifying.
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Canada is sidelining qualified doctors while many Canadians struggle to find health care. Here’s what we can and must do better for internationally trained physicians.
The price physicians charge for every surgery, checkup or other procedure has a precise formula behind it.
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A health policy researcher explains how doctors determine their pay rates, and the system that lets them do it.
Physician burnout is more prevalent in women than men.
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Physician burnout is a severe problem in the medical field, made much worse by the COVID-19 pandemic. But an online coaching program that could be scaled up had dramatic results for participants.
While the vast majority of primary care providers have higher confidence in vaccines than the general public, some do not.
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Many COVID-19 vaccination campaigns encourage doctors to serve as a trusted source of vaccine information. But certain vaccine-hesitant providers may stymie these efforts.
Police officers speak to a health-care professional outside the emergency department at Toronto General Hospital during a protest against COVID-19 measures in September 2021.
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Although demanding, disruptive and violent patients are a major contributor to physician burnout, solutions to address this increasing problem are not a priority.
The situation in the delivery room can change suddenly, and doctors need to react fast.
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It’s human nature to unconsciously rely on quick rules to help make spur-of-the-moment decisions. New research finds physicians use these shortcuts, too, which can be bad news for some patients.
Sometimes facts and statistics aren’t enough to convince someone to get the COVID-19 vaccine.
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There are a variety of reasons why people do or don’t want to be vaccinated. Depending on how they frame their messaging around vaccination, doctors can often be the deciding factor.
Intensive care physicians are yet again facing ICU bed and staff shortages as severe COVID-19 cases rise.
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A critical care doctor brings a frontlines perspective to the frustration of dealing firsthand with vaccine hesitancy and discusses the limitations of science and medicine.
Medical education needs to include understanding how genetic conditions can occur.
Medical education has not kept up with genetic discoveries — primary care physicians require more genetics and genomics training.
D.O.s like Sean Conley, physician to the president, can face stigma from people who don’t understand the practice.
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Almost 10% of physicians in the US are doctors of osteopathic medicine, and that proportion is rising. Their medical knowledge matches that of other doctors; the difference is the philosophy behind it.
White House physician Sean Conley gives an update on the patient-in-chief on Oct. 3.
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When a celebrity, politician or other influential person checks in, a health care team can feel pressured to give in to a VIP’s wishes.
Medical students at the NIAS in Surabaya, 1930s.
Indonesia’s physicians were active in the nationalist movement. They were involved in associations and political parties. They also became authors and activists.
Every patient is different.
Each person experiences pain differently, depending on his or her genetic makeup. That makes it difficult to figure out what treatments patients need.
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The Massachusetts Medical Society recently reversed its long-held opposition to physician-assisted suicide. A psychiatrist notes many physicians are painfully conflicted about participating.
A new model of ‘competency based’ medical education is gaining popularity globally, in which trainees are assessed on skill rather than mere time invested.
A radical new model of “competency based” medical education emphasizes trainee skill over time invested. Queen’s University is the first in Canada to fully embrace this shift.
Is that needle really necessary, doctor? A new list of recommendations by Canadian resident physicians suggests it might not be.
A recent study found that 30 per cent of Canadian health care is unnecessary. Here are five recommendations to avoid pointless health care – for doctors and patients.
Sometimes doctors need help, too.
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Physician Health Programs are intended to help doctors with substance abuse disorders and mental health problems. But that’s not always what happens.
Medical student and child at Minnesota Indian Health alternative spring break experience.
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The sustainability of academic medical centers and the value of a liberal education have both been under attack. Both are essential and integrated components of our best U.S. institutions.
Sometimes doctors need help too.
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Unless we can create safe space to seek help without fear of reprisal, nothing is going to change. It is with this goal in mind that I decided to share my story.
A racially diverse medical workforce leads to better quality of care.
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Ban on affirmative action across eight states has led to a drop in minority students at medical schools.