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Overemphasis on Performance and Achievement Hurting Medical Students

Overemphasis on Performance and Achievement Hurting Medical Students

An intense culture of performance and achievement, coupled with ever-growing expectations is causing distress — if not mental illness — in medical students.

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Overemphasis on Performance and Achievement Hurting Medical Students

Overemphasis on Performance and Achievement Hurting Medical Students

An intense culture of performance and achievement, coupled with ever-growing expectations is causing distress — if not mental illness — in medical students.

What Should be Done About Healthcare Rules With Little Value?

What Should be Done About Healthcare Rules With Little Value?

Many inefficient rules are implemented by healthcare providers.

Job Flexibility May Influence Physician Assistant Career Change

Job Flexibility May Influence Physician Assistant Career Change

Physician assistants are using their flexibility to make career changes and meet changing healthcare needs.

Factors Influencing Vaccination Rates Among the Elderly

Factors Influencing Vaccination Rates Among the Elderly

A healthcare provider's recommendation is the strongest factor in influencing an elderly person's decision to become vaccinated.

Reducing Overdiagnosis With Multilevel Approach

Reducing Overdiagnosis With Multilevel Approach

The medical establishment needs to take responsibility for the rate of overdiagnoses resulting from screening practices that are sometimes unnecessary.

Physicians Perceptions of PAs' Preparedness

Physicians Perceptions of PAs' Preparedness

Physicians in primary care and in medical and surgical subspecialties find that physician assistants are prepared to actively participate in clinical activities.

On The Need for the Medical Community to Spearhead Diversity

On The Need for the Medical Community to Spearhead Diversity

All members of the medical community need to take responsibility for increasing diversity at institutions.

Patient Understanding of Prescription Drug Pictograms

Patient Understanding of Prescription Drug Pictograms

Many patients cannot identify the intended meaning of United States Pharmacopeia pictograms.

Optimal Team Practice Policy for Physician Assistants

Optimal Team Practice Policy for Physician Assistants

Members of the House of Delegates have unanimously approved Optimal Team Practice at the American Academy of Physician Assistants 2017 conference.

Q&A: Transitioning Pediatric Patients to Adult Care

Q&A: Transitioning Pediatric Patients to Adult Care

The transition process can be challenging for patients and families and can require a great deal of pre-planning by providers.