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Shortage of physicians expected by the year 2032

According to a new report by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), there could be a shortage of 46,900 to 121,900 physicians by the year 2032. For specialty care specifically, the shortage is estimated to be between 24,800 and 65,800, making up about half of the total across all physicians. Major contributing factors As we…

May 2, 2019
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How to ensure a smooth transition out of private practice

In recent years, surveys have shown that physicians are starting to migrate away from independent practice in favor of hospital or medical group employment. In fact, according to the American Medical Association, physician practice ownership dropped below 50% for the first time in 2016. When asked about their top reasons for choosing employment over private…

April 18, 2019
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A physician’s guide to non-compete agreements

With the exception of North Dakota, California, and Oklahoma, every state legally allows for some degree of enforcement of non-compete agreements. In fact, 41% of physicians practicing a secondary specialty are bound by one. What is a non-compete agreement? A non-compete agreement, or “restrictive covenant,” is a clause or section in an employment contract that…

March 7, 2019
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The costly impact of losing a physician

Having a physician vacancy is no longer a viable option for healthcare organizations, yet many hospitals find themselves facing gaps in coverage and are paying the price. Last year, the AAMC (Association of American Medical Colleges) offered updated projections on future physician supply and demand. Based on new data, the physician shortage is now estimated to…

February 28, 2019
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Making the most of your conference experience

Conferences provide excellent opportunities to fulfill continuing education requirements, network with peers, and learn about innovative procedures, treatments, and devices. They can also be very overwhelming. You’ll likely leave with all sorts of new strategies and best practices to implement, but it can be challenging to hold on to those and put them to work…

February 25, 2019
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