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Trump's War On Science Will Stifle Innovation And Hurt The Economy

Elliott Negin | Posted 04.20.2017 | Politics
Elliott Negin

Just after President Trump was elected last November, thousands of American scientists did something unprecedented. Startled by the incoming president...

The Health Risks Of A Muslim Ban

Kelly James Clark | Posted 03.17.2017 | Healthy Living
Kelly James Clark

Co-authored with Breanna Kooienga Two of my best Muslim friends are physicians in my hometown. Dr. Aly Abdel-Mageed is a pediatric hematologist-oncolo...

Temporary Doctors On The Rise

Healthline | Posted 02.03.2017 | Healthy Living

Everyone gets burned out. Even doctors. In fact, half of practicing physicians reported feeling burned out, according to a 2015 report in the journal ...

With A Stroke Of A Pen, Trump May Have Sparked An American Brain Drain

The Huffington Post | Sam Stein | Posted 01.30.2017 | Politics

Mohammed Salih is precisely the type of academic the United States would want to keep within its borders: a 33-year-old doctoral student at the Univer...

State's Bias Against Foreign Medical Schools Worsening New York's Doctors Shortage

Paul Alexander | Posted 06.24.2016 | New York
Paul Alexander

The current doctors shortage in the United States is so dire a recent report from the Association of American Medical Colleges suggests that within te...

Is New York's Education Department Making the State's Doctors Shortage Worse?

Paul Alexander | Posted 08.03.2015 | New York
Paul Alexander

Recently, the New York State Education Department (NYSED), the state agency responsible for regulating medical schools, adopted a policy prohibiting h...

Dire Predictions About Doctor Shortage Post-Obamacare Haven't Panned Out

Wendell Potter | Posted 10.12.2014 | Politics
Wendell Potter

It's true that the number of doctors per capita in the U.S. likely will continue to decrease, especially in rural areas. But even though an estimated 13 million Americans have become newly insured since the first of this year, the predictions of the gloom-and-doomers have not panned out.

So You Want to Go to Medical School? 5 Think-Ahead Tips for High Schoolers

Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz | Posted 07.19.2014 | College
Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz

Given that I encourage students to approach college admissions and career choices based on a good fit model, to me the more important question is, "What can you do to find out if medicine is the right career for you?"

Medical Humanities: Extracurricular Activity or Critical Curricular Component?

Jennifer Adaeze Anyaegbunam | Posted 05.29.2012 | College
Jennifer Adaeze Anyaegbunam

Proposed changes to the MCAT give weight to the fact that coursework or experiences in the humanities are an invaluable part to a future physician's education.

Healthcare Reform: Solving the Medical Student Debt Crisis Through Human Capital Contracts

Anand Reddi | Posted 08.10.2011 | Politics
Anand Reddi

Despite the enactment of healthcare reform by the United States Congress in 2010, organized medicine has yet to successfully tackle the issue of medical student debt.

Where Are the Family Doctors?

Stephan A. Schwartz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Stephan A. Schwartz

In 2010, the United States has 352,908 primary care doctors. Some estimate that 45,000 more will be needed by 2020. Will they be there? Most who examine the issue believe they will not.