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Teaching Hospital Update - June 2-6, 2014

 

Email Alert

June 6, 2014

Curated by Allison Cohen (Association of American Medical Colleges, Washington, DC); edited by Amy Kaufman (Jones Day, Washington, DC). 

Sanders, McCain Reach Deal on VA Bill 

thehill.com - Senators Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and John McCain (R-AZ) have reached a deal on legislation to reform the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs' troubled health care system amid a scandal over long wait times ... 

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When Doctors Need Advice, It Might Not Come from a Fellow Human  
 
www.kaiserhealthnews.org - Long Island dermatologist Kavita Mariwalla knows well how to treat acne, burns, and rashes. But when a patient came in with a potentially disfiguring case of bullous pemphigoida rare skin condition... 

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Doc Recertification Program Focuses on Quality Improvement 

www.modernhealthcare.com - The American Board of Medical Specialties' (ABMS) Maintenance of Certification program has come under fire from physicians who consider it onerous, irrelevant, and expensive. But an ABMS initiative, called the Portfolio Program, aims to answer... 

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Doctor Shortages Aren't Just a Veterans Affairs Problem. They're a Nationwide Problem.  
 
www.nationaljournal.com - America is running out of doctors. The country will be 91,500 physicians short of what it needs to treat patients by 2020, according to the Association of American Medical Colleges. By 2025 it will be short 130,600....  

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Meet the NRMP's New Board Members 

www.hcpro.com - An experienced medical educator, a resident, and a medical student will soon join the National Resident Matching Program's (NRMP) board of directors.... 

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Health
Obama Said to Weigh Cleveland Clinic Chief for Top VA Job 

Access this article at: www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-06-04/obama-said-to-weigh-cleveland-clinic-chief-for-va-post.html.

To End VA Doctor Shortage, Medicare Funding Needs Boost 

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Politics
WASHINGTON: Senate Moves Toward Vote on VA Health Care 

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