A bill pending in California’s Legislature, sponsored by an influential health care union, would require hospitals and clinics to pay minimum wage to student trainees.
Matching with a residency program had an added layer of stress this year for doctors-in-training from the countries affected by President Donald Trump’s travel ban.
One in four doctors practicing in the U.S. is an international medical doctor. Many foreign-born doctors practice in parts of the country where there are doctor shortages.
With announcements of placements in residencies expected in March, medical education groups and hospitals say they’re unsure how to proceed.
A $15 minimum wage will almost double what many home care workers are paid but won’t solve other problems.
A survey of experienced physicians offer interns and residents suggestions about how to handle patients who are prejudiced.
Chances of recovering after an ICU stay rise when families keep patients oriented, stay on top of care plans and encourage seniors to get moving.
Some states are beginning to require physicians to take courses to learn how and when marijuana might work for their patients. There is no such requirement in California.
Practicing surgery on a piece of pork — that’s how some doctors are learning to implant a new drug that curbs opioid cravings. It’s not a skill set typically used in addiction medicine.
Most medical schools offer very little education on treating opioid addiction. Stanford University’s medical school is trying to ramp it up.