Why a few of the world’s best medical schools don’t get enough money

When a medical school receives a grant, they’re often encouraged to recruit more students.The hope is that these new students will help bolster the institution’s standing among the nation’s top medical schools.But as a recent study found, this strategy may not work, according to researchers from the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER).In this case, […]

Which medical centers offer virtual assistants?

More than half of U.S. health care providers are using virtual assistants to help doctors diagnose and treat illnesses, according to a new report.The Washington Post reported on Monday that doctors in the United States have been using virtual aides for about five years, and that about 80% of hospitals have virtual assistants on staff.The […]

How a medical assistant could end up in the middle of a major medical crisis

In the summer of 2010, a 24-year-old patient in the United States with severe, life-threatening COVID-19 was diagnosed with a fatal lung infection.She had been in and out of intensive care for nearly a year.The hospital was struggling with the medical challenges of treating an outbreak that was now spreading from a single-site hospital in […]

Doctors in the medical profession may soon have the job of being the first doctors in your life

A medical assistant position at your local hospital may soon be available.Doctors will be able to take their medical training at a hospital and then work for a company that can then hire them to take over patients in a medical facility.According to a report by The Verge, the move by healthcare workers’ unions will […]

Why I left my first medical job as an intern

Medical assistant programs have been around for decades and they’re becoming more popular.But the ones we know best are now in their final stages of development.This is not a time to be rushing into retirement.We can learn a lot from the medical assistants who’ve gone before us. A medical assistant is a physician’s assistant who performs […]

What do I need to know about assisted suicide?

By now you’ve probably heard about the new law allowing patients to take their own lives without the supervision of a doctor.The new law has also been dubbed “The Death With Dignity Act”.The new act was introduced on November 30 by state Rep. John Gipson (D-Nashville), and it’s set to take effect on January 1.What […]