Stories with related Professional Interests

Physician Suicide Prevention, Advocacy Examined During AMA Presentation - 04/05/2022

For two years, the COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated physician stressors, from burnout to disinformation, sometimes with tragic consequences. But physicians play a central role in changing the culture of medicine to support their own well-being, job satisfaction, and stigma-free access to mental and behavioral health services.

Employers: Exhibit at TMA’s Next Virtual Career Fair - 04/05/2022

If you’re looking for the next invaluable member of your health care team, the Texas Medical Association offers opportunities for health care organizations to recruit physician and medical staff talent at its Virtual Career Fairs. The next Virtual Career Fair is on April 28, and spots are open for employers to exhibit.  

Physician Wellness Think Tank Calls for More Workforce Support - 11/30/2021

The harm the “resilience” narrative causes to physicians, soul-centered medicine, and a reexploration of a physician’s career calling all received a close look at the Texas Medical Association’s second Physician Health and Wellness (PHW) Exchange in late October.

New Med School Creates Residency Positions With Local Hospital - 11/09/2021

More than 110 new residency positions are on their way in the Fort Worth area by 2024, thanks to an expanded partnership between the TCU and UNTHSC School of Medicine and the hospital chain Texas Health Resources.

Ask the Expert Tackles COVID Vaccine Mandate For Employees - 10/04/2021

The Texas Medical Association’s most recent Ask the Expert event, covering TMA’s new edition of Policies and Procedures: A Guide For Medical Practices, touched on one of the hottest medical-practice policy topics of the moment: Should practices require their employees to get the COVID-19 vaccine?

Newly Licensed Physicians Hit Another All-Time High in Texas - 09/21/2021

Texas has done an excellent job of attracting new physicians over the last two decades, with recent data showing physician growth outstrips population growth.

Hearing Health Care Belongs to Primary Care - 08/03/2020

Like many areas of health care, hearing loss is best managed when hearing professionals collaborate closely with physicians. Primary care physicians (PCPs) are uniquely suited to manage hearing loss because 1) patients trust their PCP; 2) PCPs have insight into the overall health and well-being of their patients; and 3) the PCP workforce is large enough to make a meaningful impact. Accountable care organizations, clinically integrated networks, and patient-centered medical homes are perfectly suited to be a positive force in the hearing health of their patients.

Why I am Hopeful for Health Care (And You Should Be, Too) - 01/03/2020

The positivity, professionalism, and commitment demonstrated by my masters of health administration students leaves me with a confident outlook for American medicine.

Hospitals Can Improve Care for Patients With Hearing-Loss, TMA Says - 01/03/2020

Hospitals and emergency departments should provide specific forms of identification for patients with hearing loss, the Texas Medical Association emphasized to the Texas Hospital Association last year.

Gender Salary Disparity Continues Despite Mild Gains, Report Shows - 04/02/2019

The salary gap between male and female physicians remains high in several Texas metropolitan areas despite a nationwide decrease from 2017 to 2018, a new study shows.

Physician Employment Continues to Grow, Survey Shows - 02/21/2019

According to a survey released this week, hospitals and health systems acquired 8,000 medical practices nationwide between July 2016 and January 2018. Also during those 18 months, 14,000 physicians left private practice for employment arrangements with hospitals, the numbers show.

Physicians’ Economic Impact Felt in Rural Texas and Nationwide - 05/03/2018

In Texas, physicians create more than 670,000 jobs and generate almost $118 billion in state economic activity, according to a new report.