The Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine graduated its inaugural class of physicians from its campus in South Georgia Thursday afternoon.
The U.S. desperately needs more Black and Hispanic doctors, research shows. But financial pressures and discrimination can keep young people from even applying to med school.
Most doctors get little training in the science of obesity or how to counsel people with the disease. As a result, many patients experience stigma in the exam room.
Talk about a late bloomer. Carl Allamby, who ran an auto repair shop for more than 20 years, was recently hired as an attending physician at Cleveland Clinic's Hillcrest Hospital at age 51.
Dr. Caitlin Bernard was publicly vilified for providing abortion care to a 10-year-old rape victim. And that's got some medical residents who were open to practicing in Indiana thinking again.
Many rural counties in Georgia don’t have even one primary care physician. That’s a problem in a state that ranks near the bottom of the list in multiple health indicators. But as GPB’s Sofi Gratas reports, some residency programs in South and Middle Georgia have been successful in bringing doctors to places that don’t have enough providers.
The next generation of healthcare professionals will soon be walking the halls of Mercer University School of Medicine’s new Columbus campus.
Montana is one of only four states without a medical school, and two groups with different financial models hope to remedy that. One plans a for-profit school, but critics say students may suffer.
The pandemic put a spotlight on health care workers and inspired many to pursue a career in medicine. The record number of applicants comes as the U.S. faces a projected shortage of physicians.