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USACS Scholars Tackle Physician Wellness at the Workstation

June 13th, 2019
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The USACS Scholars Program has many uses, from training the next generation of leaders in acute care to deepening relationships between USACS clinicians across regions and sharing information and best practices back to the site levels. Perhaps an underappreciated benefit, however, is the ability of a new group of leaders to look on old problems […]

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Posted in Physician Wellness

An Incubator for Leadership, USACS Hatches Second SEMPA President in Four Years

May 30th, 2019
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US Acute Care Solutions employs a large portion of Emergency Medicine PA workforce, says Dayna Jaynstein – likely significantly more than its fair share relative to other acute care groups. The group’s Physician to APP ratio is almost exactly 2:1. So perhaps it’s not surprising that Jaynstein makes the second SEMPA president to come out […]

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Posted in Leadership

For a Hospitalist Career, Call Me When You’re Ready to be Happy

May 9th, 2019
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There’s a particular conversation I’ve had with fellow hospitalist colleagues. I’ve had it so many times it’s almost like a tape recorder. Here’s how it goes: Them: Angie, I’m done. I’ve had it. I want to quit Me: Oh? Them: Yea. I’m going to look for another job. Me: Ok , I understand and  I […]

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Posted in For Residents, Hospitalist Medicine

EM Residents: Here’s How To Do An Apples-to-Apples Comparison of Multiple Contract Offers

April 25th, 2019
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It’s decision time. There you are, a soon-to-graduate resident, at your disposable kitchen table in the apartment you’ve been renting for the past three or four years, with a blank yellow notepad in front of you. You draw a line in the middle of the page and start comparing the two offers you’ve received. On […]

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Posted in For Residents

Opioid Treatment in the ED: A Revolving Door, or an Open Door?

March 21st, 2019
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Last year, Ariana Sampson treated a young man for opioid addiction in the emergency department of Marshall Medical Center in Placerville, California. His family told her that he’d been a golden child and a star athlete in high school. But after a football injury, he had been prescribed the painkiller Norco. Within six months of […]

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Posted in Life in the ER