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  • It’s time to restore joy in medicine. STEPS Forward Success Stories highlight real-world examples of ways to address the causes of burnout, covering topics such as implementing team-based care and strategies to instill a culture of well-being. Success Stories also look at EHR and Technology impro...
  • For Dr. Steven Dailey, getting his black belt was just as important as where he’d be performing surgery. He is now building a thriving Orthopedics program in a small town hospital, with a jiu jitsu studio just down the street. Here, he shares how he worked with Provider Solutions & Development to...
  • To understand and address vaccine hesitancy and the roots of medical mistrust among Black Americans, look to the U.S. Public Health Service Study at Tuskegee—but not as an isolated event, writes Andis Robeznieks, AMA Senior News Writer. Rather, it is one component of structural racism that requir...
  • Physician burnout has been defined as an occupational syndrome that is driven by the work environment. To reduce physician burnout and improve well-being, health systems and organizations must create a better work environment that aligns their commitments, leadership structures, policies, and act...
  • Sure, money and location are important when you’re deciding where to work next. But often it’s the intangibles that will tip the scales toward one particular opportunity. How innovative is the health system? What’s the work culture like? Here, we dive under the surface to explore how you can make...
  • Given the realities presented by COVID-19, physicians should proactively consider their best plan of action should their employer wish to modify their current employment arrangement, and/or if the current situation presents an opportunity to change or terminate the relationship in a manner benefi...
  • JAMA Medical News sat down with Elvis Francois and William Robinson to talk about their unexpected fame as a musical duo. Videos of the two performing uplifting songs, with Francois on vocals and Robinson on the piano, have gone viral, leading the two spine surgery fellows to record an EP at a Na...
  • Practicing medicine in a positive, supportive environment is the foundation for a truly joyful career, but a job that is the wrong fit can lead to burnout & the need for disruptive job changes. Learn how to identify available practice settings & how each setting may affect your experience; develo...
  • 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 ...
  • 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.
  • 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...