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Published March 14, 2017, 2:43 a.m.
The United States will face a significant shortage of physicians fueled by population growth, an increase in the number of aging Americans, and retirement of practicing doctors.
Published Sept. 14, 2016, 8:43 p.m.
Patients need accurate and reliable information in order to make decisions about their health care. The current proposed methodology for the Hospital Compare Star Ratings does not provide this, but rather may mislead patients into making poor decisions about hospitals.
Published Sept. 15, 2016, 4:15 p.m.
Many in the academic medicine community have criticized the CMS Overall Star Ratings, questioning the accuracy of the ratings and their potential to mislead patients.
Published Oct. 17, 2016, 2:51 p.m.
As the election approaches, representatives from medical schools and teaching hospitals have been busy talking with candidates about issues critical to the future of academic medicine.
Published Oct. 3, 2016, 6:56 p.m.
The flawed methodology behind the new CMS Star Ratings has created a confusing picture of U.S. hospital care that could have serious consequences for patients.
Published March 6, 2017, 9:21 p.m.
The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) will significantly change Medicare reimbursements, pushing the health system toward value-based care.
Published Nov. 17, 2016, 9:13 p.m.
Hospitals are finding that they can save thousands of dollars by being environmentally conscious—money that can now be spent on patient care or medical research.
Published Jan. 9, 2017, 7:50 p.m.
Educating hospital staff, faculty, and medical students about violence prevention can increase safety and resilience.
Published May 30, 2017, 12:36 p.m.
F&A (facilities and administrative) costs refer to the indirect expenses required to maintain research laboratories. The president’s proposed budget cuts are threatening this essential funding.
Published July 24, 2017, 8:06 p.m.
Leaders from across academic medicine gathered in June for a spirited discussion about the barriers to diversity and inclusion at our institutions and achieving health equity in our communities.
Published Jan. 23, 2018, 2:17 p.m.
One of the most effective health care programs, 340B comes at no cost to taxpayers. Learn how the program benefits teaching hospitals, patients, and communities.
Published Feb. 27, 2018, 1:57 p.m.
Physician burnout is on the rise. Learn how medical organizations are addressing the vital issue of clinician mental health and well-being.
The conference provides community-college, university, post-bac students and pre-health advisors with the information and skills necessary to succeed in the health-professions school admission process. It provides a unique opportunity for direct contact with deans of admission, admission officers, financial aid officers, faculty, and staff from a wide variety of health professional programs. This year, they will host 4,500 attendees.
The NIH Graduate and Professional School Fair, to be held on Tuesday, July 18, 2017 from 8:45 am to 3:30 pm on the Bethesda campus of the NIH, will provide an opportunity for NIH summer interns (especially those in college) and NIH postbacs, as well as other college students in the DC area, to prepare for the next step in their careers by exploring educational programs leading to the PhD, MD, DDS, MD/PhD, and other graduate and professional degrees. More than 195 outstanding colleges and universities from across the U.S. will be sending representatives of their graduate schools, medical and dental schools, schools of public health, and other biomedically relevant programs to the Fair in the hopes of recruiting NIH trainees. The day will also include workshops on getting to graduate and professional school, MD/PhD programs, interviewing, and careers in public health, psychology, and dentistry.
The total cost of federally sponsored research includes a combination of both direct and facilities and administration (F & A) costs. Both types of expenditures are key to an institution's ability to conduct cutting edge research. F & A consists of the construction and maintenance costs of laboratories and high-tech facilities; energy and utility expenses; and safety, security, and other government-mandated expenses. These costs are real and research cannot be conducted without them.