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A Near-Sighted Look at Our Growing Medical Student Debt Problem

A Near-Sighted Look at Our Growing Medical Student Debt Problem

One of the many things I love about my five year-old son, Connor, is his ever-evolving imagination. For instance, about a year ago he wanted to be a “knight” when he grew up, and a couple months before that he wanted to be a “stop sign.” So several weeks ago, while...

Paying for Value?

Paying for Value?

by Heath Mackley, MD, FACRO Our politicians, fond of catchphrases, have endorsed the latest Medicare reform agenda as a move from “volume to value.” But what is value? A health economist will tell us that value can be quantified as outcomes received per dollar spent....

Behind the Curtain of Medical School Debt

Behind the Curtain of Medical School Debt

by Lucy J. Cairns, MD, and T.J. Huckleberry, MPA The debt incurred by students in the process of completing medical school in the U.S. has certainly ballooned to levels likely to give aspiring medical students (and their parents!) pause. But the implications for...

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BCMS Members Mentor Students’ Summer Research

BCMS Members Mentor Students’ Summer Research

By: Lucy J. Cairns, MD Berks County physicians encourage bright young people from our community to pursue careers in the health care field in a variety of ways, including participating in career days at schools, allowing students to observe clinical practice, and...

Thinking of Retiring Soon?

Thinking of Retiring Soon?

By: Daniel B. Kimball, M.D., F.A.C.P. Don’t Forget Some Important Details! Earlier this year while I was answering telephone calls at our medical society office, I was reminded of some important details related to retiring or closing one’s practice that are important...

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