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

Wendell Potter | Posted 08.12.2014 | 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.