Transition to Practice
Licensing and board certification: What residents need to know
Obtaining a medical license and earning board certification are key achievements for young physicians. What do those processes entail?
7 big reasons why EHRs consume physicians’ days and nights
Doctors spend nearly twice as much time on EHR and clerical work as they do on direct patient care. Discover the complicated story behind that sobering stat.
Young adults are at risk for hypertension. What you need to know
Hypertension’s not just for the middle-aged. Now more young adults have it, underscoring the importance of earlier hypertension awareness and lifestyle interventions.
Physician moms: More housework, higher career dissatisfaction
Overall, physician mothers report being responsible for most domestic tasks. Learn how one surgeon and medical school dean managed home and work demands.
Wearables improve post-op recovery when every step counts
Patients at Cedars-Sinai get in-room displays showing how they are progressing toward an important postsurgical ambulation goal: 1,000 steps.
When mass shootings get big media play, firearm purchases often rise
Study renews focus on role played by news organizations. The findings also show that some major mass shootings are followed by declining sales.
Cleveland Clinic ready to push AI concepts to clinical practice
AMA member Aziz Nazha, MD, director of the Cleveland Clinic’s new Center for Clinical Artificial Intelligence is opening the AI “black box” to sharpen patient outcomes.
Resident & Student Health
Family time: How much parental leave do medical residents get?
Many medical residents plan on having children before finishing their training. Residency programs’ parental leave policies are inconsistent.
How to ease a terminal patient’s stress with earlier end-of-life care talks
Studies of a communication intervention for patients with advanced cancer showed it reduced anxiety and depression. Researchers suggest takeaways.