Wednesday, March 21, 2012
News for Senior and Retired Physicians
Papers wanted for JAMA's upcoming issue on medical education
Physicians are invited to submit manuscripts to the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) for its December theme issue on medical education. Topics of interest include continuing professional development, physician re-entry programs, the appropriate use of medical literature and the use of interdisciplinary approaches to learning.
To receive highest priority, submissions should be original research papers, systematic reviews and scholarly viewpoints addressing medical education. Manuscripts received by May 15 will have the best chance of being considered. Visit the JAMA website for more information.
How selling a practice kept it in the family
A senior physician with more than 30 years as a gastroenterologist maintains a solo practice, but would like to pass the solo practice on to his son. However, his son prefers a different setup for his practice. A story by American Medical News chronicles what they accomplished together and the changes in physician business between generations that it reflects.
According to American Medical News, experts say few practices have a continuation plan for retirement or departure of physicians. The story points to expert advice for physicians with small or solo practices exploring such an acquisition deal as a means of continuing what already has been established.