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  • Inspired to cure cancer and not just treat it, Dr. Rangaswamy Chintapatla has built a career where he spends as much time running clinical trials as he does seeing his Oncology patients. Here, he describes the many benefits of incorporating research into your practice.
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  • Residents and fellows who are preparing to transition to practice are doing so at time when the economic realities of the market—totally upended by the COVID-19 pandemic—are far less favorable then they were at the beginning of 2020, reports Brendan Murphy, AMA news writer.
  • This year has been different from any other in our lifetimes, which means making the same old New Year’s resolutions is unlikely to work. Many people will opt for eating healthier or working out more, but with the COVID-19 pandemic altering how everyone lives, it may be time to choose a different...
  • In this JN Learning/AMA Ed Hub Critical Care module, learn how US clinicians planned for and responded to resource limitation during the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic by reading a JAMA Network Open Original Investigation.
  • With the COVID-19 case counts again surging across the nation, this year’s family holiday gatherings are going to look a lot different than usual, reports AMA Senior News writer Sara Berg. There will be tough choices ahead regarding how to safely celebrate Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s and ...
  • A 4 a.m. phone call from home alerted Dr. Brandon Temte, a third-year resident teaching at a medical school in Uganda, that coronavirus was now a pandemic. The U.S. was closing its airports. He caught the last international fight out and returned to a completely changed hospital and country. Here...
  • The AMA has published an update to the Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) code set that includes new vaccine-specific codes to report immunizations for the new coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, reports Kevin B. O'Reilly, News Editor.
  • He spent nearly a decade as a small town physician, but Dr. Samuel Nyamu always knew he wanted to practice in a large, metropolitan environment. Read about his big leap, and how he, his wife and four children have found their happy place in California.
  • In JAMA Medical News & Perspectives Rita Rubin, MA, reports on SARS-CoV-2 testing refusal. At a September webinar entitled, “Until We Have a COVID-19 Vaccine,” epidemiologist Michael Osterholm, PhD, MPH, expressed concerns about insufficient testing for severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavir...
  • Senior AMA News writer Sara Berg reports on an ongoing battle to fight physician burnout and improve well-being that is especially crucial during a crisis such as the COVID-19 pandemic. As health systems continue to search for ways to cut administrative burden and workloads, one way is to elimina...
  • Investment markets rise and fall unpredictably in an unstable financial market driven by the COVID-19 pandemic, but do not panic, writes AMA Contributing News Writer, Len Strazewski. Mid career physicians may build investment and retirement portfolios that are safe and productive despite variable...
  • Burned out from decades of bureaucracy and long hours, Dr. Tony Knott left his practice behind and flew to England. A five-year adventure ensued, including learning to drive on the left side of the road and launching a book publishing company. Now a family practice doctor at NYC Health + Hospital...
  • Applications are submitted, and in the coming weeks an unprecedented residency application cycle will begin one of its most atypical phases: virtual interviews. For medical students, taking one of the key steps of residency selection from the physical world to the digital world could bring additi...
  • At this time, there is no cure for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), although some treatments are being used in severe illness. For patients recovering at home, treatment is mainly supportive. For people with mild symptoms, this means staying well rested, drinking plenty of fluids, and monitor...
  • Dr. Terena Gimmillaro worked in the food service industry for years before becoming a primary care physician. Her background gave her a heart for helping people struggling with the disease of addiction. Read how she pivoted her career, and learn about her pioneering approach to helping patients d...
  • Many physicians may remember their residency interviews as a stressful, yet exciting part of the residency selection process. To reduce the spread of COVID-19, these interviews are now conducted through video conferencing. It’s worth the time and practice to make sure you are prepared to put your...
  • In this JN Learning CME activity on the AMA Ed Hub, you will gain an understanding of how to reassure the public and clinical community about the scientific review and approval of a COVID-19 vaccine. Read a September 10, 2020 JAMA Editorial by Howard Bauchner, MD; Preeti N. Malani, MD, MSJ; and ...
  • Eight months ago, most parents were not thinking about the intricacies of remote, or virtual, learning and how it compares with an in-person experience for their children. Thanks to COVID-19, though, the differences and challenges that can come with online education are at the forefront as kids o...
  • In the JAMA Network series Conversations with Dr. Bauchner, JAMA Editor-in-Chief Howard Bauchner interviews guests about the latest developments in the global coronavirus outbreak. In this episode from September 25, 2020 , Dr. Bauchner talks with Dr. Anthony Fauci about concerns for the Fall, vac...