Finding a Faster Route to Practice from Medical Student to Board Certified Physician.

Finding a Faster Route to Practice from Medical Student to Board Certified Physician.

Introduction Are we forcing new physicians to endure too much clinical training before receiving a full license to practice medicine? In the 1970s, it was not uncommon for physicians to open up a practice after only three years of clinical time. Today’s medical students average over five years of clinical education. If a 22 year […]

Standing in the Gap: The Primary Care Physician and Alzheimer's Disease (Scientific Article: Special Issue) (Disease/Disorder Overview)

Standing in the Gap: The Primary Care Physician and Alzheimer’s Disease (Scientific Article: Special Issue) (Disease/Disorder Overview)

Introduction An astonishing volume of material has been published about Alzheimer’s disease in recent years. Typing the word “Alzheimer’s” into Google will reward you with 13,600,000 “results” in 0.15 seconds, and a PubMed search of the same instantly yields over 55,000 journal articles. Yet, primary care physicians (PCPs) who regularly see patients with Alzheimer’s and […]

Why Doctors Shouldn't Practice Law: The American Medical Association's Misdiagnosis of Physician Non-Compete Clauses.

Why Doctors Shouldn’t Practice Law: The American Medical Association’s Misdiagnosis of Physician Non-Compete Clauses.

I. INTRODUCTION In its model rules, the American Bar Association (ABA) adopted a restriction on an attorney’s ability to enter into non-compete clauses. The American Medical Association (AMA) has no such restriction. This Article discusses the history, case law, and justifications for this restriction in a lawyer’s practice; details the reasons why the AMA has […]

NFL Concussions and Common Sense: A Recipe for Medical Errors and a Lesson for Physician Leaders (Member Essay) (National Football League) (Philadelphia Eagles)

NFL Concussions and Common Sense: A Recipe for Medical Errors and a Lesson for Physician Leaders (Member Essay) (National Football League) (Philadelphia Eagles)

On the opening day of the 2010-2011 National Football League (NFL) season, the Philadelphia Eagles played the Green Bay Packers at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pa. Midway through the second period, two Eagles players suffered concussions. Quarterback Kevin Kolb was slammed head-first into the turf by Packers’ linebacker Clay Matthews, and shortly afterward Eagles […]

Psychometrics of the Student Version of the Jefferson Scale of Physician Empathy (JSPE-S) in Final-Year Medical Students in Johannesburg in 2008 (Report)

Psychometrics of the Student Version of the Jefferson Scale of Physician Empathy (JSPE-S) in Final-Year Medical Students in Johannesburg in 2008 (Report)

Empathy, while remaining an elusive concept, has recently gained a respected role in psychotherapy and medical interviewing. Empathy has been much discussed in the psychological literature of the early decades of the 20th century. (1,2) The therapeutic relationship between doctor and patient is an integral part of healing and effective medical care. (3) Empathy is […]

The Edges of Physician Liability (Medicolegal Issues)

The Edges of Physician Liability (Medicolegal Issues)

The viability of any negligence claim, including a medical negligence claim, is predicated on the defendant’s duty to exercise reasonable care. In a medical negligence claim, this duty arises out of the physician-patient relationship. Two circumstances, however, test the limits of this duty: the conduct necessary to establish a physician-patient relationship and the potential liability […]