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July 28, 2010
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Upcoming Institute - Paul Ambrose Health Care for All Institute-September 2010
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Passionate about health care and health care reform? Want to understand more about what is happening in the American health care system? Interested in becoming a leader in addressing the challenges of access, quality and affordability that our system faces? The Paul Ambrose Health Care for All Institute is your opportunity to learn about these issues and to develop the advocacy skills and strategies to become effective advocates and future leaders in health care. We will meet with Washington insiders experienced with the issues at hand, current leaders within AMSA, and take the opportunity to lobby our Congress people about health care. The skills and knowledge you will acquire can be used to conduct your own legislative visits with congressional offices and implement local projects. Apply Now-Space Limited! More



Berwick's first reimbursement challenge
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New CMS Administrator Donald Berwick, MD, has not yet been on the job a month, and he's already finding himself in the middle of one of those reimbursement tugs-of-war that seem to define modern health care. How he responds may indicate what hospitals and physicians can expect from CMS during his tenure, particularly when it comes to getting paid. More

Addressing the anticipated New Jersey physician shortage
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In recent months, there have been several reports published that have forecasted dramatic physician shortages in New Jersey. The New Jersey Physician Workforce Task Force Report published by the New Jersey Council of Teaching Hospitals projects a shortfall of more than 2,800 physicians by the year 2020. More



New textbook regulations promise to lower prices
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Textbook costs can pack a pretty hard punch to the cash-strapped college student. Luckily, there is help in sight. The Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008—recently in effect—will, in theory, lower textbook prices. Publishers are now required to disclose prices and revision information when marketing textbooks to professors, which will allow them to choose lower-cost options. More

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Michigan medical school drops commercial support for continuing medical education
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The University of Michigan Medical School will become the first medical school to adopt a policy of no longer accepting industry funding for its continuing medical education courses. It's a decision that came after years of consideration and numerous discussions with faculty and staff, said James O. Woolliscroft, MD, the school's dean. More

Does restricting work hours hurt surgical training?
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Life is better but the quality of surgical training has gone down in the wake of a Swiss law restricting surgical residents' hours. In the U.S., all medical residents have been limited to 80 hours a week since 2003 and even that is too little to achieve mastery for those intending to be surgeons, a 2009 report said. More



American College of Physicians releases position paper on solutions to health care disparities
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Sit face to face with patients. Hire an interpreter. Erase inequities in education, housing, job security and environmental health. These are just a few of the cures — ranging from the obvious to the idealistic, with shades of President Lyndon Johnson's "Great Society" from the 1960s — for the ongoing problem of racial and ethnic minorities receiving less than equivalent health care. More

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Student loans: Private or federal?
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Students heading to college in the fall are now lining up their funding sources in anticipation of the tuition bills that come due in August. Many will be taking out student loans and a popular question is "which is better—federal student loans or private student loans?" Federal loans are federally guaranteed fixed rate loans that include Stafford, Perkins and PLUS loans. Private loans, as their name suggests, are offered by private lenders like your local bank or credit union. More

Doctors overwhelmingly using iPhones; Blackberry second
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It's official. Physicians love the iPhone. In fact, most smartphone-using-doctors use the iPhone as their main mobile communication device. So says a study published by The Spyglass Consulting Group, a health care and technology market research firm. More



California 'safety-net' hospitals fear fiscal effects of health overhaul
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The hard-fought health reforms slowly taking shape across the country are intended to help provide better access to care—but they could mean financial trouble for so-called "safety-net" hospitals that take care of the poor. Already, hospital officials say millions in payments have been cut this year for Medicare patients in California, and they expect billions of dollars in cuts over the next 10 years for Medicare and Medi-Cal, as government tightens spending to help cover more people. More

The AMSA Conferences are Coming Soon!
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Located in a city near you, the AMSA Conferences will feature programming exclusive to AMSA that sets you apart from your peers and ensures you will not only survive but also thrive in your medical school training. Also included are NEW Premed Sessions focused on "Getting in to Medical School" and Plenary Speakers to motivate and inspire physicians-in-training in any stage of their journey to becoming a physician. The first conference will be in Las Vegas, Nev.—Register by Sept. 10 and be entered to win an iPhone 4! Sign up today to get the best pricing!


   
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Residency Programs Open House Webcast

Kaiser Permanente Northern California invites you attend our Annual Residency Programs Open House.  Submit questions for the "Ask a Resident" session and hear from our leaders in Global Health, Division of Research, and Resident Wellness. Register now to learn more about how Kaiser Permanente can support you and your future. MORE
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