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  • JAMA—A Piece of My Mind: Making Space for Grief in Academia, by Krista Lyn Harrison, PhD

    • Nov 4, 2021

    During the 5 months between my son’s 2nd birthday and my 37th, my father and stepfather died. The day after my son’s birthday, my father died alone in the hospital, 10 hours after we gave permission to withdraw life support. Five days earlier, he and 3 friends had been hit by a driver while they were cycling. At 68, he had ridden more than 17 000 miles during the prior year, thinner than as a 3-season collegiate athlete.

  • Physicians: Make the Most of Your Time with Medical Residents

    • Oct 29, 2021

    You play an important role in training your medical residents. Are you confident in doing so? Learn about the importance of giving these residents learning opportunities and others ways to enhance their experience and create a positive working relationship.

  • JAMA Medical News & Perspectives—A Partnership with the Cherokee Nation Advances Medical Education on Tribal Land

    • Oct 19, 2021

    Last summer, 54 students donned white coats as the inaugural class of the Oklahoma State University (OSU) College of Osteopathic Medicine at the Cherokee Nation. Located at the foothills of the Ozark Mountains in the Cherokee Nation capital of Tahlequah, it’s the first US medical school on tribal land, writes Mary Chris Jaklevic, MSJ.

  • She Was Hired to Boost Physician Well-Being—and Then COVID-19 Hit

    • Oct 12, 2021

    Starting a new job is never easy, let alone during a global pandemic writes AMA Senior news writer Sara Berg. For Amy Frieman, MD, a palliative care physician, that was a reality. Dr. Frieman started her role as chief wellness officer at Hackensack Meridian Health (HMH) in Edison, New Jersey, in January 2020. But with years of working on well-being issues under her belt, she shifted focus when COVID-19 hit hard in the spring and never missed a beat.

  • What Doctors Wish Patients Knew About Going Back to Work

    • Oct 5, 2021

    Workplaces across the country continue to map out their back-to-the-office plans as the COVID-19 pandemic endures, writes AMA senior news writer Sara Berg. After more than a year out of the office, returning to work faces some challenges, including what that workplace will look like and how to protect employees as the dangerous Delta variant continues to spread.

  • Why Physician Vacation Time is Vital

    • Sep 30, 2021

    In the age of physician burnout, simply taking your PTO can be a step toward reclaiming your health. Learn the science behind why prioritizing yourself can improve your well-being and your productivity, and read tips on how to plan a successful vacation.

  • The Race We Already Lost: A Piece of My Mind

    • Sep 30, 2021

    I remember when we started running. It was a Monday evening. We had just finished dinner, pork chops and pesto, on our back porch as a family of 5. I had reading to do, so I pushed my chair back to get up from the table. Before I had time to stand, your voice cut through the hot, humid July air, interrupting the inevitable laughter of our family dinner and the Bruce Springsteen soundtrack in the background. “I have to tell you all something,” you said. “And it’s not a good thing.”

  • PS&D Helps Physician Return to U.S. After COVID-Related Job Loss

    • Sep 24, 2021

    For Dr. Adrian Dryden, COVID meant more than learning new protocols and wearing extra PPE. It upended his life, starting with a job loss and ending with him having to return to Canada, where he grew up. Read how Provider Solutions & Development's team helped him navigate a complex immigration process and return to an ideal role in the U.S.

  • CPT Code Set Ready for Third Doses of COVID-19 Vaccines

    • Sep 20, 2021

    New Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) codes have been created that streamline the novel coronavirus testing currently available on the United States market. These CPT codes are unique for each coronavirus vaccine as well as administration codes unique to each such vaccine. The new CPT codes clinically distinguish each coronavirus vaccine for better tracking, reporting and analysis that supports data-driven planning and allocation.

  • CDC's Latest Mask Guidance: An Explainer for Your Patients

    • Sep 13, 2021

    Back in the spring, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) advised that people fully vaccinated against COVID-19 could safely resume activities without wearing a mask or physically distancing. Now, though, writes Sara Berg, AMA Senior News Writer, the agency’s expert physicians and scientists are changing course, urging immunized people to wear masks indoors in public if they live in areas with high or substantial rates of SARS-CoV-2 transmission.

  • How Bad “Cognitive Ergonomics” Can Drain Doctors’ Brainpower

    • Sep 8, 2021

    Think of the brain as a car with a finite amount of fuel available to function optimally. An excessive workload can drain what it takes for your brain to run properly, writes Tanya Albert Henry, AMA Contributing News Writer. So too can having to work in a way that you are constantly switching tasks or being interrupted or interacting with user-hostile technology. These factors, among others, constitute poor “cognitive ergonomics,” a growing problem in health care.

  • Physician Health - How to Help Health Care Heroes Exhausted by Pandemic

    • Sep 1, 2021

    A mental health crisis has been further exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. For more than a year, physicians and other health professionals have been dealing with elevated levels of anxiety, depression, isolation, post-traumatic stress disorder and burnout. But a new health campaign aims to make an impact in this arena, writes Sara Berg, AMA Senior News Writer.

  • 8 Medical Coding Mistakes that Could Cost You

    • Aug 25, 2021

    Government and private insurers’ audits have revealed unfortunate cases of fraudulent or abusive medical billing practices, writes AMA News Editor Kevin B O’Reilly. You deserve to be paid for the medical care you provide, but it is essential that you avoid improper billing practices to steer clear of trouble and maintain a flourishing practice.

  • Social Security Information for Late Career Doctors

    • Aug 19, 2021

    Physicians shouldn’t wait for the Social Security Administration to tell them when to apply for retirement benefits. Navigating the agency’s complex rules and schedules should be part of every doctor’s personal retirement planning.

  • WHO Offers Guidance on Use of Artificial Intelligence in Medicine, from JAMA Health Forum

    • Aug 11, 2021

    In a July 13, 2021 JAMA Health Forum article author Joan Stephenson, PhD, writes that the use of artificial intelligence (AI) in a variety of applications “holds great promise for the practice of public health and medicine” but also poses ethical challenges that must be addressed, according to a new report released by the World Health Organization (WHO).

  • Physician Interview Guide: What You Must Ask

    • Aug 11, 2021

    “Do you have any questions for us?” When you’re interviewing, how you respond to this question can make all the difference between a misstep and finding your perfect fit. Here, one of our senior recruiters shares insider knowledge on how to get at what really matters in your physician job interview.

  • New Journal Announcement - JAMA Health Forum

    • Aug 4, 2021

    JAMA Health Forum debuted as a peer-reviewed, open-access, online journal focused on health policy, health care systems, and global and public health in May 2021. The journal is the newest member of the family of JAMA Network specialty journals.

  • 6 Things to Tell Patients about their COVID-19 Vaccine Card

    • Jul 23, 2021

    Social media has been flooded with images of people proudly displaying their COVID-19 vaccination cards—and the impetus for doing that is understandable writes AMA Senior News Writer Sara Berg. While that little white card has helped bring a sense of normalcy to people across the country, one question remains: What should your patients do with their COVID-19 vaccination cards? One physician explains what to tell patients to keep in mind after receiving their vaccine card.

  • Can Coaching Help You Reach the Next Level?

    • Jul 20, 2021

    The concept of coaching has origins in the business world, but it is beginning to take root across medicine—in medical school, residency and in practice. In this article, AMA News Writer Brendan Murphy speaks with physician experts on coaching in medicine explain why it works, who benefits from it, how it can apply to patient care, and how it can help doctors reach the next level in their careers.

  • AMA Moving Medicine Podcasts on Spotify

    • Jul 12, 2021

    Stay in the loop on innovations and emerging issues impacting physicians and public health today. The Moving Medicine series from the American Medical Association includes interviews, educational presentations and in-depth discussions about a variety of current, relevant health care topics including health equity, physician well-being, and other topics of interest.