How managed care caused the mental health care crisis

by George H. Northrup, PhD

No one becomes a mental health professional—in my case, a clinical psychologist—for the financial rewards.

With comparable (or less) education, far more lucrative careers exist in law, business, or other health care specialties.  Psychotherapy tends to draw practitioners who are fascinated by the mysteries of the mind and who find satisfaction helping others in distress.   Money has typically been a …

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Getting into residency: What medical students need to know

by James Lamberg

When medical students are applying for residency positions, what do program directors care about most? This may become the ultimate question for many students on clinical rotations.

Thankfully, publications exist to help answer this very problem.

Unfortunately, many students are not aware of this published information. In a 2005 article from Medical Education Online titled “Residency Selection …

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Vascular diseases that present as obstructive atherosclerotic arterial disease

by Joe F. Lau, MD and Jeffrey W. Olin, MD

Physicians who perform percutaneous endovascular procedures encounter a multitude of vascular diseases that may masquerade as obstructive atherosclerotic arterial disease. While atherosclerosis is clearly the most common condition seen, complex inflammatory, genetic or structural processes may either not be amenable to an endovascular approach or actually be harmful and thus lead to outcomes that are not …

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5 things I learned from a MD inventor and serial entrepreneur

by Ashwin Patel

As a MD/PhD candidate, I enjoy learning how medicine interfaces with other fields. I found that MDs that have ventured into these fields have the best stories and insights to share.

I recently had the privilege of interviewing Dr. David E. Albert, MD. He’s a physician, a successful inventor with 30+ patents, and a serial entrepreneur. He has sold two of his companies, one to …

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