The YPS is the voice of young physicians concerned about issues affecting their practice and their patients. Members work to influence policy and advocacy, and address various issues including health equity, work/life balance, income/reimbursement and administrative burdens.

January 2022

From YPS Chair Laura Faye Gephart, MD, MBA

Laura F. Gephart, MD, MBA
Laura Faye Gephart, MD, MBA

As 2022 gets going we are relearning the meaning of exponential as COVID numbers reach new highs.

In my county as I write this, 1% of our population is positive for COVID, our hospitals are beyond capacity and elective cases are suspended.

The AMA has resources for us that include up to date clinical guidance, advocacy opportunities/updates and more.

Poetry as self care

For a more personal perspective on how one might manage the overwhelming feelings of providing health care, check out how one of our fellow members, Frank Clark, MD, “creates a safe space for [him] to be vulnerable and process the narratives of [his] patients and topics that affect the communities [he] serves.”

Tools to manage your education debt

A new year means a new budget for many households. The majority of us graduated with education debt and based on a poll at our November special meeting, the great majority of us, over 90%, have not yet paid off that debt.

Our AMA has a series of short reads regarding financial planning, ways to partner with a physician friendly financial advisor, characteristics of a financially prepared physician and more.

AMA Foundation Excellence in Medicine Awards

Lastly, keep an eye out for the opening of the 2022 AMA Foundation Excellence in Medicine Awards nominations on February third!

Have information about YPS members doing great work? Email us at [email protected].

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