On Aug. 20, thousands of people came together across the country to raise awareness of medical student and physician suicide and depression. Physicians rank among the highest in suicides; and, we lose an average of 400 medical students—roughly the size of an entire medical school—each year, to suicide. The event’s main organizer, Lacey Kohlmoos, discusses how the events went, and what other projects are in the offing.
This newly minted doctor got deeply depressed when she was a resident. Only now does she know that’s more the norm than the exception.
I Felt Alone But I Wasn’t: Depression Is Rampant Among Doctors In Training
Ensuring that rural, impoverished people receive the best care at the nearest point of contact involves strategic health communication and resource management. Nigeria’s Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac F. Adewole, is striving towards several ideal solutions, which may include UC, Irvine’s portable ultrasound initiative, thanks to MS1 Faith Njoku.
Physician burn out is becoming increasingly common. What are free market solutions to preventing it?
More than half of physicians have considered leaving medicine
“The total number of independent physicians has decreased from 57% in 2000 to 39% in 2012.
Nearly half of physicians who quit treating patients within an active medical practice choose to do so because of regulatory and administrative burdens.”
How Physician Shortages Are Transforming Healthcare’s Future