Viewpoint: Saliva is the latest, greatest trend in health care

The web site Ancestry.com recently made headlines when it announced a new service that traces lineage for users who submit a saliva sample. Here an excerpt of what was reported on Buzzfeed about the announcement. On Wednesday, Ancestry.com introduced a new feature for users who have submitted or want to submit a saliva sample of …Read the full article

Dealing with physician grief and suicide

The photo of a doctor crouched outside of a hospital after losing a patient was recently uploaded to Facebook then subsequently went viral when it was shared on Reddit by thousands. Pamela Wible, MD, a medical doctor and blogger, wrote a blog post that was also picked up by many media outlets titled “Heart-wrenching photo …Read the full article

Our Top 3 Advanced Practice Clinician Career Articles of Q1

2015 is off to a good start here at the MedJobNetwork. We’re working diligently to bring you not only the best NP and PA jobs available, but also the best and most relevant content. This quarter, articles focused on increased autonomy and legal issues all hit respondent chords with advanced practice clinicians. Nurse Practitioners: The …Read the full article

Compensation & Burnout: Our Top 5 Career Articles of Q1

2015 is off to a good start here at the MedJobNetwork. We’re working diligently to bring you not only the best physician jobs available, but also the best and most relevant content. This quarter, articles about compensation and burnout hit a respondent chord with physicians across a wide range of specialties. In this issue we …Read the full article

Is Social Media For You? A Physician’s Perspective

We recently posted an article about 15 LinkedIn Tips for Physicians that can be read here. But what about Facebook? Or Twitter? In a commentary recently posted to Family Practice News, Allan M. Block, M.D., discusses why he has made the choice to go without. I’m not on Facebook, either professionally or personally. My office …Read the full article

Nurse Practitioners: The Push for Autonomy

In late February, Nebraska joined 19 other U.S. states by passing a bill which allows nurse practitioners to practice independently of an overseeing physician. A recent study conducted by IHS Inc. for the The Association of American Medical Colleges predicts that the shortage of physicians in the US could reach 90,000 by 2025. An article …Read the full article

Match Day 2015: Largest in history but concerns continue

On Friday, March 20, 2015, the much anticipated results of the annual NRMP® Matching Program were received by thousands of eager medical school seniors across the country. With growth in both the number of registered applicants as well as the number of available positions, it turned out to be the largest match in history. The …Read the full article

Report: APRNs and improving outcomes for older adults

A recently published study by MU Sinclair School of Nursing researchers, Gina Oliver, Lila Pennington, Sara Revelle and Marilyn Rantz, found that quality of health care is improved in states where APRNs are allowed to practice independently. Below is a video about the report and a quote from the researchers.— Commentary from the MedJobNetwork “APRNs …Read the full article

Stop Physician Burnout – Building a better day off

Stop Physician Burnout – building a better day off How many times have you looked forward to a day off work – a nirvana of rest, relaxation, recuperation, leisure, pleasure and la dolce vita? And instead you ended up just powering through the list of busy work around the house you’ve been saving up for …Read the full article

Clinical Empathy and What It Means to Your Career

Dr. David Gullen knows the importance of patient satisfaction, along with the hurdles it takes to improve it. In a recent article published in Clinical Psychiatry News, he enumerates on how empathy can lead to a strong bond with your patients, better clinical outcomes, and ultimately to increased patient satisfaction. Reasoning with patients can be …Read the full article