Linking you to industry trends, tips, and news
Among the items we’re bringing you this week are a slideshow highlighting 11 things you should not say to a patient and an article that focuses on the benefits and risks for physicians who engage in volunteer work.
- As reported by Newswise, the Journal of Medical Regulation has published the “Census of Actively Licensed Physicians in the United States, 2014.” According to the survey’s findings, “the average physician is older and still predominantly male, but increasingly female at entry level.” The number of actively licensed international medical graduates (IMGs) is also on the rise.
- In a recent Health Affairs blog post, Dawn Morton-Rias—a certified physician assistant (PA-C) who entered her profession 30 years ago—addresses how PAs help improve patient satisfaction scores.
- Are you planning a trip overseas between locum tenens assignments? If so, you may want to peruse TIME’s “10 Things to Do Before International Travel,” which include checking your passport and visa requirements, as well as memorizing three key phrases.
- A newly published Medical Economics article examines the advantages, challenges, and liability implications physicians should be aware of when volunteering their services at home or abroad.
- On Monday, Physicians Practice published a slideshow featuring 11 phrases clinicians should avoid during potentially sensitive and/or difficult exchanges with patients.
Have a wonderful weekend!