Over the last twenty-five years, medicine and consumerism have been on an unchecked collision course, but, until now, the fallout from their impact has yet to be fully uncovered. A writer for The New Yorker and The Atlantic Monthly, Carl Elliott ventures into the uncharted dark side of medicine, shining a light on the series of social and legislative […]
The Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) has established a Special Committee on Maintenance of Licensure in order to explore “a new way to assure the public that physicians retain skills throughout their careers.” While state licensure boards may establish a rigorous procedure for granting initial licensure, the FSMB writes: “In virtually all states, it […]
ABSTRACT There has been no free market in American medicine for some 60 years. Voluntary, mutually advantageous exchanges between buyers and sellers have been impaired by government intervention. The patient-doctor relationship has been eroded or superseded by third-party contracts, as true insurance has been turned into prepayment schemes.
Diabetes mellitus (DM) is becoming a global epidemic and India, in particular, is noted as hosting a high proportion of this disease burden. There are approximately 41 million prevalent cases of DM in India and as per the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) estimates by 2025 this will rise to about 70 million, the largest number […]
Becoming a doctor is a rewarding, but difficult process. The first major step? Getting accepted to medical school. Good grades and high scores are not enough to guarantee admission. Medical schools are looking for something more. While there are many resources that explain the mechanics of the admissions process, this guide goes a step further […]
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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Pathology’s future depends on training pathologists who are as facile with new technologies as they are with the microscope. Trainees must absorb, assimilate, and be ready to apply an unprecedented breadth of scientific and technologic knowledge and concepts and apply these skills as part of the patient treatment team. During the past decade, […]