Medical Practice


Opioid Crisis Prompts Medical School Changes

December 1, 2017

It's been called the deadliest drug crisis in American history and it's changing the way medical schools train students. Drug overdoses are the leading cause of death for Americans under age 50...


What is Osteopathic Medicine?

November 14, 2017

According to the American Medical Association's Physician Masterfile, there are upwards of 800,000 practicing physicians throughout the United States and the vast majority – roughly 750,000...


New York, California, New Jersey Lead in Foreign-Born Medical Workers

September 30, 2017

According to statistics compiled by the Migration Policy Institute (MPI), a nonprofit think tank in Washington, DC, immigrants make up a sizeable portion of the nation's health care workforce...


What Does a Medical Scientist Do?

April 8, 2017

When thinking of potential medical careers, those that involve direct contact with patients are the first to come to mind – doctors, surgeons, nurses, paramedics, etc. But the practice of...


AAMC Offers Ideas for Dealing with Coming Physician Shortage

December 26, 2016

A recent report by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) shows that by 2025, the United States will see estimated shortages of between 14,900 and 35,600 primary care physicians, plus...


A Need for Diversity in Medicine Means Opportunity for Minority Medical Students

November 4, 2016

While strides toward improving diversity in medical schools and, ultimately, the medical profession have been made over the past decades, there remains much room for improvement, statistics...


Top Revenue-Generating Physician Specialties for Hospitals

September 22, 2016

When choosing a physician specialty to study and ultimately practice, medical students may want to consider just how in-demand and beneficial their chosen line of work will be to a potential...


Three Reasons to Consider Medical Practice in Rural Areas

April 20, 2016

If you’re planning a career in the medical field, no doubt you’ve read news of the coming nationwide shortage of physicians. Researchers with the Association of American Medical...


New Study Examines Potential Effects of, Options for Avoiding Critical Physician Shortage

August 12, 2015

Last year, the Association of American Medical Colleges announced that the collective medical community expects a shortage of over 130,000 family physicians by the year 2025. Now, a new report...


How Much do Doctors Really Make?

April 21, 2015

Many young people choose medical school based almost solely on the perception that they'll make tons of money after earning their degrees. And often, that perception is right on the money - pun...