Remembering Patients' Humanness

Remembering Patients’ Humanness

As Jada Bussey-Jones[1] talked with us yesterday, I found myself nodding with understanding when she mentioned that studies show that during their training, medical students…

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Brace for Impact: More Physician Shortages Are Coming

Brace for Impact: More Physician Shortages Are Coming

Physician shortages have been rising in the past several years. Shortages were around 7,400 in 2008, 13,700 in 2010 and 21,400 2012. This trend will…

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What's Up Georgia? Expansion or No Expansion?

What’s Up Georgia? Expansion or No Expansion?

    After Dr. Leon Haley’s presentation on Georgia’s indigence population, I wanted to learn more about Georgia’s decision to not expand Medicaid and its…

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Understanding Health Disparities

Understanding Health Disparities

It is well documented that the US spends a large amount of its GDP on healthcare and yet does poorly in comparison to similarly developed…

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Primary Care: Suffering For Our Good

Primary Care: Suffering For Our Good

Medical costs now exceed 17% of gross domestic product. With the current fee-for-service healthcare model deemed financially unsustainable and with little control over quality and…

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The Demands of a Changing Healthcare System Calls for a Change in Medical Education

  After Dr. Robert Gaynes’ presentation informed the class of the historical evolution that led to the medical education system we have today, I began…

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