Thursday, May 30, 2013

The Aging Physician Population

Is old age a disability? A paper recently published in the Journal of Medical Regulation recommends that physicians at the age of 70 should undergo a mental and physical evaluation to assess whether they are still competent to practice medicine. You can read the paper here titled, "Approaching the Issue of the Aging
Physician Population."

Friday, May 24, 2013

Former medical and surgical residents from Dartmouth suing: disability discrimination

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center’s residency program is facing four lawsuits on the dismissal of residents. Each case involves alleged forms of discrimination or abuse that characterize the insular culture and favoritism that former residents claim permeates the program.

You can learn more about this here.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Healthcare Careers for Workers with Disabilities

Don't miss this article on Monster.com titled, "Healthcare Careers for Workers with Disabilities."  Major healthcare employers are finding ways to integrate workers with disabilities into their workforces. So, whether you are an aspiring healthcare worker or an established one, make sure to learn about your options and your ability to stay employed in healthcare.

Thursday, May 9, 2013

The aging physician: AMA Senior Physicians Section (SPS)

The AMA Senior Physicians Section (SPS) is sponsoring a joint educational program at the 2013 Annual Meeting of the AMA House of Delegates, "The Aging Physician: Opportunities and Challenges," in conjunction with the AMA Council on Science and Public Health, Council on Medical Education, Organized Medical Staff Section, Section on Medical Schools, Women Physicians Congress and Young Physicians Section.

The program will focus on understanding impairment in older physicians as well as facilitating the planning of prevention strategies. The session will examine what role the AMA should play in determining competency measurements in an aging workforce. This program is approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

Learn more here.