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Why few health care executives are women—and 3 ways to fix it

October 31, 2019

Most entry-level health care employees are women, but because of a "broken rung" in the career ladder, women make up a much smaller percentage of employees at the highest levels, according to a recent report from and McKinsey & Company.

Why providers' hiring practices are 'outdated,' according to Harvard Business Review

October 23, 2019

As the health care industry shifts towards value-based payments, it has become increasingly clear that the industry needs to do a better job of "generating outcomes that matter to patients," but current hiring practices can hinder health care organizations from achieving those goals, Elena Butler and Shreya Kangovi write for Harvard Business Review.

Has medical education become too... nice?

October 3, 2019

While medical education once was rife with harassment and humiliation from attending physicians, many educators are moving away from this approach. However, some might have gone too far, failing to deliver "negative feedback of any kind," Perri Klass, a pediatrician and columnist, writes for the New York Times' "The Checkup."

Why health care leaders don't understand millennials

September 18, 2019

It is time to "move beyond" stereotypical understandings of millennials and diversify leadership teams with younger professionals, Travis Bias, a physician, and Ashley Ramirez, a nurse practitioner, write in a STAT News opinion piece.

Weill Cornell will offer tuition-free education to financial aid students

September 17, 2019

Weill Cornell Medicine on Monday announced that, starting in the 2019-2020 school year, it will provide a "full ride" scholarship that covers tuition as well as room and board, books, and other expenses to all students who qualify for financial aid.

The physician workforce is changing. See the trends, charted.

September 10, 2019

Medscape recently released its 2019 Young Physician Compensation Report, which shows how much doctors are paid at different ages, as well as the changing demographics of the physician workforce.

Has medicine secretly become a 'family-friendly profession'? (Not quite.)

September 4, 2019

Employers today often demand more of their employees' time, but Claire Cain Miller in the New York Times' "The Upshot" writes that medicine has evolved in ways that has allowed it to become "a stealth family-friendly profession"—a viewpoint on which many female physicians are pushing back.

How med schools are recruiting providers to rural areas: Whitewater rafting, mayoral visits, and more

August 14, 2019

A handful of medical schools are offering programs that connect their students with rural communities to entice them to practice in these areas.

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