What It Takes to Become a Doctor?

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The desire to heal the body is not enough to become a doctor. An aspiring physician must put forth exceptional effort to achieve this lofty goal. In fact, a doctor never stops improving her craft. Think you have what it takes to become a doctor? The following details reveal what is required to accomplish this feat.

Preparation Should Start in High School

Monetary Investment: Free if you attend public schools.
Time Investment: 4 years


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The Pivotal Process of EHR Implementation

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The medical community has embraced technology in every form with one major exception: patient records. It’s only a matter of time before EHR is an ingrained part of the healthcare industry, and just as common as an X-ray or MRI. If you’re planning to implement an EHR system in the near future, here are a few things to consider:

Determine Your Needs

Before shopping for an EHR software package, determine your actual needs. With a list in hand, you won’t be dazzled by a slick package that provides expensive bells and whistles you’ll never use while leaving your most basic needs unsatisfied. Continue reading “The Pivotal Process of EHR Implementation”

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Nursing Shortage, USA: Why It’s Happening, & How It Can Be Resolved

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We call them “angels of mercy.” We call them the “glue that holds the medical system together.” We call them “front lines” of American healthcare; “unsung heroes” of the medical profession.

Yet, our so-called angels of mercy are in a bad situation: they’re facing a dire nursing shortage that shows no sign of improving. If we have such glorified opinions of nurses, why are they dropping like flies? If nursing is one of the most secure and well-paid job markets in the country, why are we struggling to fill and keep nursing positions?

To start digging our way out of the shortage, we’ve got to first understand what’s currently causing the American nursing shortage—and what’s at stake.
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Nursing Shortage, USA: Why It's Happening, & How It Can Be Resolved

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We call them “angels of mercy.” We call them the “glue that holds the medical system together.” We call them “front lines” of American healthcare; “unsung heroes” of the medical profession.

Yet, our so-called angels of mercy are in a bad situation: they’re facing a dire nursing shortage that shows no sign of improving. If we have such glorified opinions of nurses, why are they dropping like flies? If nursing is one of the most secure and well-paid job markets in the country, why are we struggling to fill and keep nursing positions?

To start digging our way out of the shortage, we’ve got to first understand what’s currently causing the American nursing shortage—and what’s at stake.
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Six Medical Organizations Innovating Online

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Six medical organizations innovating online  It used to be that a hospital, clinic, or health authority’s web site was – at worst – an afterthought that no staff were much concerned with. Today – and aside from emergency visits – such sites are often the first glimpse patients will have of these organizations.

And while a hospital or clinic is only as effective as its staff, innovative new ways of doing things online are helping both those staff and their patients make their way faster and easier to a state of wellbeing. Continue reading “Six Medical Organizations Innovating Online”

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Skill-Builder Tool Belt: How to Land That Perfect Medical Job

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Medical JobOver the past year or so, a number of our posts have featured an important common focus: Gaining the greatest advantage possible towards finding your perfect job in healthcare.

Ever since a few people have mentioned how they used more than one posting as part of a larger toolkit for career advancement, we thought it would be a fun (and possibly even more useful) experiment to assemble some of these posts together into a larger career-building unit.

Categorized below is our first-ever multi-entry guide to landing your dream job in the medical industry:

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